Hollywood writers have agreed to return to work after voting to end their 100-day strike.

The move finally ends speculation about disruption to this year's Academy Awards, which will go ahead on February 24.

More than 90% of the ballot of 3,755 Writers Guild of America members agreed to end the dispute.

The Writers Guild Of America (WGA)leadership reached a tentative deal with the studios to end its 14-week strike on Saturday.

The agreement with the AMPTP (Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers) is set to run until May 1 2011 and was expected to be ratified at a meeting of members in New York and Los Angeles on Saturday evening.

A summary of the tentative deal states among other things that minimum rates are generally set to increase 3.5% each year.

The exceptions are network prime time rates and daytime serial script fees which rise by 3% each period; clips fees which increase by 5% in the third year; and programme fees and the upset price which increase once by 3% in the second year.