The WGA has started a domino effect after initially signing an interim agreement with United Artists and thereafter Lionsgate, Marvel and most recently RKO Productions, Inc. Some of Lionsgate's productions include "Rambo", "Saw 5", "Weeds" and "Mad Men". Marvel can also resume production on "Ant Man", "Captain America", "Thor" and "The Avengers". "Iron Man" and "Hulk" were not affected by the strike.
Other studios that have signed interim agreements with the WGA include United Artists, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Did Tom Cruise's stance as a Scientologist inspire United Artists as one of the first studios to sign on to what appears as an alternative route to relieving the wearied effects of the writers' strike? Or, maybe Cruise's just that driven by zeal to appear as a Nazi propagandist in UA's helmed film, "Valkyrie"? Hmmm.