6. Various of billboard for television show "Nip Tuck"
7. Various of billboard for television show "Two and a Half Men"
8. Set-up of writer Eddie Gorodetski
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Eddie Gorodetski, writer, "Two and a Half Men":
"We just want to get back to doing our job. I want to be able to forget all the strike stuff I had to memorise, you know, what's important about deals, and, you know, I just want to make people laugh."
10. Close-up of billboard for "Two and a Half Men"
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Eddie Gorodetski, writer, "Two and a Half Men":
"It's, it was scary not working and not being able to work. It's not like getting fired, and you lost your job. It's like your job doesn't exist anymore. That's how I felt as a writer, and I'm sure that other people felt this way. It's like, you know, wait a minute, I should be working, and then that's what's great about the people we work with. They're not, you know, lazy. They want to work and they weren't allowed to, and that's a financial hit to them, and it's everything else. And so, if anyone is angry, I get it."
12. Various of billboard of television show entitled, "Without a Trace"
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joe Stone, musician, Warner Bros Studios:
"I think it's, people are very upbeat, people are very upbeat right now because it's been such a long time that this thing has been going on. And you could really feel it yesterday, even at lunch and so on, when all the people from all the different divisions came out, and were sitting around, and it was just, there was a lot of electricity in the air, and I think we're all feeling pretty good about it."
14. Wide of NBC Studios entrance
15. Close-up of NBC sign
16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charles Griffin, sound technician, NBC Studios:
"We were affected a great deal. It put all of us out of work. If the writers aren't working, we aren't working, so to speak. But, besides that, how can I put this? I'm just glad it's over."
Writers and the thousands of staff and crew working in film and television were returning to work in the US on Wednesday after an agreement between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the studios on a new three-year contract.
Workers at the sprawling Warner Brothers' Studios complex in Burbank, California, were back in business on a variety of projects, producing television programs for US networks, along with feature motion picture projects.
Eddie Gorodetski, a writer for the TV comedy "Two and a Half Men", said he was definitely ready to go back to work.
"It's not like getting fired, and you lost your job," said Gorodetski. "It's like your job doesn't exist anymore. That's how I felt as a writer, and I'm sure that other people felt this way."
He also said he was grateful to the crew of the sitcom for their support and concern during the three-month-long walkout that halted production on the CBS show.
WGA members voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to lift the union's strike order, allowing the industry to re-start production of numerous TV sitcoms and dramas.
More than ten-thousand WGA members were involved in the strike, with countless other industry workers forced into unemployment because of the walkout.
Writers did not vote on the tentative contract agreement which has won approval from the union's board of directors.
The contract ratification vote will be conducted by mail and at meetings and will conclude on 25 February, 2008.
Approval is expected after widespread enthusiasm for the proposed contract expressed at Guild meetings last weekend in New York and Los Angeles.