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Podcast / October 10 2023

Top negotiator for Hollywood writers traces steps that led to a deal with studios

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The Writers Guild of America struck a deal recently with Hollywood studios, ending one of the longest strikes in the union’s history.

Ellen Stutzman, assistant executive director of the Writers Guild of America West, was the union’s chief negotiator in the talks. In her most extensive interview yet, she talks to senior producer Laura Rosbrow-Telem about the negotiations.

The Negotiators is a collaboration between Doha Debates and Foreign Policy.