Writers End Strike, Get Flat Fee for Online Streaming

Members of the Writers Guild of America members voted overwhelmingly to lift the union's strike order, allowing the industry to jump-start stalled production of numerous TV sitcoms and dramas. Under the tentative agreement, writers would get a maximum flat fee of about $1,200 for programs streamed on the Internet in the deal's first two years and then get 2 percent of a distributor's gross in year three -- a key union demand.

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