Yesterday, Marvel Studios joined indie powerhouse Lionsgate in becoming the latest two companies to sign interim agreements with the WGA. Basically, this means that they agree to abide by the totally fair terms we are proposing in our new deal offer to the AMPTP. But more importantly, it means that WGA writers can begin working for them again, as both Marvel and Lionsgate are no longer struck companies.
As you can see from the picture above, Marvel all-star, The Incredible Hulk was elated at the news of the interim agreement. Let’s hope he stays that way…
In the meantime, while the WGA continues to engage in “informal talks” with the greedy bastards at the AMPTP, Marvel and Lionsgate execs can sleep better knowing they did the right thing by joining other groundbreaking companies such as the Weinstein Company, Tom Cruise’s recently revitalized United Artists, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants in securing interim agreements that get writers back to work sooner rather than later.
Rock on, interim agreements!