Animation Magazine reports that Sony’s new animated sitcom “Sit Down, Shut Up” is back in production after the writers walked out asking that they be granted a WGA contract.
Deadline Hollywood cites sources that say Sony lured most of the scribes back with bonuses including pay bumps of as much as $200,000. Two writers, Bill Oakley and Ken Keeler, are apparently the only holdouts. The show is back in production under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 839, also known as the Animation Guild.
Initially the writers turned down the pay bump back in June, but agreed to return when they were offered “WGA-parity residual protections for themselves and future writers” on the show.