“It’s a Wonderful Deal,” sez RKO

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The WGA has just announced another interim deal, signing with the modern incarnation of RKO Pictures (which, in its heydey, released films such as “Citizen Kane” and “It’s A Wonderful Life”).

It’s the 13th such deal announced in the past month and comes a day after the guild signed similar agreements with Lionsgate and Marvel. The interim deals let the companies hire writers under the terms and conditions offered by the WGA before formal negotiations collapsed last month.

For the WGA, the deals are a way to gain leverage in persuading the congloms to resume formal talks.

The Friday afternoon announcement comes with a news blackout on the informal talks between WGA leaders and moguls. Those talks — aimed at laying the groundwork for official bargaining to resume — began on Tuesday.

The entire announcement from the WGA after the jump.

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