//The new WGA contract will change how Hollywood works

The new WGA contract will change how Hollywood works

As of midnight, the Writers Guild of America will no longer be picketing. Instead, members of the union will be poring over new details on the contract negotiated with the AMPTP and deciding whether they will vote to ratify this new contract.

(Disclosure: The Verge’s editorial staff is also unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East.)

The WGA dropped a summary of the contract tonight and it’s historic. The flashiest wins for the WGA are around pay increases and artificial intelligence. The pay increases are significant across the board, with notable increases for “high budget subscription video on demand” (think Netflix) and streaming films.

“AI is the flashy thing… The data is the game changer.”

The WGA says writers of…

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