Writers Guild takes strike vote

first_imgBalloting will conclude today on a strike authorization vote by the Writers Guild of America. Results of the voting are expected to be announced tomorrow. The guild’s contract expires Oct. 31. A strike authorization vote does not necessarily mean a strike will occur. The writers are seeking higher pay for movies and television shows sold over the Internet and residuals for shows created for the World Wide Web and other new media. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.What had been the major impediment to reaching a new agreement — a proposal to revise the decades-old residuals system — was dropped Tuesday by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the movie studios and television networks. There has not been a major entertainment industry-wide strike since a writers strike in 1988, which lasted five months. last_img read more