Lionsgate and Marvel Studios have both reached an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America enabling striking Hollywood writers to work on their projects, the Reuters news service reported.

Marvel Studios, a unit of Marvel Entertainment Inc., is financing film versions of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.

Writers and producers resumed talks this week aimed at ending a nearly three-month strike that has stopped most prime-time television production, and some hope smaller deals put pressure on the big studios.