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The Hollywood writers strike is over. What's next for the writers?

Two writers, Kylie Brakeman (left) and Elise Brown (right), reflect on the strike and what lies ahead.
Jordan Ashleigh, Elise Brown
Two writers, Kylie Brakeman (left) and Elise Brown (right), reflect on the strike and what lies ahead.

After 148 days, these writers are looking forward to getting back to work.

Who are they? The Writers Guild of America represents nearly 12,000 writers in show business across the U.S..

  • Two members, writers Elise Brown and Kylie Brakeman, spoke with All Things Considered about what it means to them for their strike to finally be over.


What's the big deal? If you've been following this story, you'll know the many hours of organizing and negotiating that went into finalizing the historic deal between the striking writers and the studios they work with.


What are they saying? Here's how Brown and Brakeman reflected on the past few months, and what they see in their future.

How the pause impacted their own lives:

Brakeman:

Brown:


Want more on the WGA deal? Listen to Consider This for the full breakdown.


The leadership of the WGA voted to end the strike last week.
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The leadership of the WGA voted to end the strike last week.

Their thoughts on the deal struck by the WGA:

Brakeman:

Brown:

And what they look forward to tackling next:

Brakeman:

Brown:

So, what now?


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Manuela López Restrepo is a producer and writer at All Things Considered. She's been at NPR since graduating from The University of Maryland, and has worked at shows like Morning Edition and It's Been A Minute. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat Martin.
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