(WNY News Now) – Governor Kathy Hochul expresses satisfaction as the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reach a tentative agreement to resolve the writers’ strike, which had halted the film industry for months.
Albany – Governor Kathy Hochul voiced her approval of the tentative agreement reached between the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to bring an end to the protracted writers’ strike. The strike had cast a shadow over New York’s film industry, disrupting numerous film projects, affecting countless small businesses, and impacting thousands of workers across the state.
Governor Hochul emphasized the critical role of New York’s film industry in the state’s economy. This industry has been responsible for over 50,000 direct and indirect job opportunities annually, and it has attracted at least $35 billion in investment over the past decade.
As the strike by SAG-AFTRA members continues, Governor Hochul expressed her hope that all parties involved can swiftly reach final agreements, allowing New Yorkers and businesses to return to work, thereby revitalizing the vital film sector.
The tentative agreement marks a positive step towards resolving the strike and reinstating the industry’s growth and stability.