Disney Entertainment TV is set to reinstate overall deals for creatives that were suspended during the WGA strike, TheWrap has learned.
Overall and first-look deals that will likely to be reinstated include those of producers Billy Porter, Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodriguez, “This Is Us” alum Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, as well as “Rebel” executive producer Marc Webb, “The Bear” EP Hiro Murai and FX Productions’ Stacey Sher, all of whom had deals paused in mid-September. The contracts will be reinstated on Thursday, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.
Disney’s reinstated deals follow the news first reported by THR and confirmed by TheWrap, that Warner Bro. TV is also set to reinstate its suspended writer-producer deals.
The reinstatements arrive following the resolution of the writers’ strike as the industry prepares to get up and running again after the work stoppage.
While writing can ramp up due to the end of the WGA strike, the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike still poses a substantial hurdle for studios looking to pick up production on projects halted by the double strike.
More to come…