The Motion Picture and Television Producers Alliance, which represents the Motion Picture and Television Producers Alliance in union negotiations, said in a statement that it had been in contact with the Writers Guild of America on Wednesday and the two sides agreed to resume negotiations next week.
The statement said leaders were still working out details but did not provide further details.
“Each AMPTP member company is committed and eager to reach a fair agreement and work with the WGA to end the strike,” the statement said.
There are currently no plans to hold talks to resolve the actors’ strike.
Writers have been on strike for 4 1/2 months over issues including pay, job security and regulation of the use of artificial intelligence.
Previous attempts to restart negotiations failed. The two sides held several meetings in mid-August, including the heads of Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery.
But after contract proposals were exchanged, “they were given a lecture about how good their only counteroffer was,” the writer said, the negotiations petered out.
California lawmakers voted Thursday to allow striking workers to apply for unemployment benefits.
If signed by Newsom, the bill would benefit Southern California hotel workers as well as high-profile actors and screenwriters.
But it’s unclear whether Newsom will sign. California’s fund used to pay unemployment benefits has become insolvent. Business groups say making more people eligible for benefits will only make the situation worse.