Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu's film, television and digital financing and production firm Media Rights Capital (MRC) has struck an interim deal with the Writers Guild Of America (WGA).

The agreement is similar to the one signed by the WGA and The Weinstein Company late last week and earlier deals closed with Worldwide Pants and United Artists.

MRC can now proceed with its feature and television development slate and go ahead with production secure in the knowledge that re-writes will not fall foul of the strike. One project moving toward a start date is Todd Field's follow-up to Little Children, which is currently out to casting.

Wiczyk and Satchu said the agreement was a natural extension of MRC's philosophy of empowering its creative partners, without whom they said they could not have signed the agreement.

'[W]e especially want to thank our colleague Seth MacFarlane for helping pave the way with the WGA and also to the leaders of the Guild who worked with the utmost professionalism,' Wiczyk and Satchu said.

MacFarlane, a comedian and writer who created the hit US animated series Family Guy, is partnering with MRC and Google on an internet video venture.

'We know that Guild members will be eager to be a part of the MRC creative team,' WGA West president Patric M Verrone said.