02 May 2023 - Hollywood writers to go on strike
Hollywood Writers Go on Strike, Halting Production
John Koblin and Brooks Barnes (The New York TImes, 01/05/2023)
Hollywood’s 15 years of labor peace was shattered Tuesday, as movie and television writers went on strike, bringing many productions to a halt and dealing a blow to an industry that has been rocked in recent years by the pandemic and sweeping technological shifts.
The unions representing the writers said in a statement, hours before their three-year contract expired at midnight Pacific time, that they had “voted unanimously to call a strike.” Writers will begin walking picket lines on Tuesday afternoon.
Hollywood writers to go on strike, bringing production on many television shows to a halt
Chris Isidore and Juliana Liu (CNN, 02/05/2023)
More than 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are set to go on strike Tuesday morning for the first time since 2007, a move that could bring an immediate halt to the production of many television shows and possibly delay the start of new seasons of others later this year.
“Though we negotiated intent on making a fair deal … the studios’ responses to our proposals have been wholly insufficient, given the existential crisis writers are facing,” said a statement from the union leadership.
Hollywood writers' strike to begin as talks end without agreement
Matthew Fuhrman and Teddy Grant (ABC News, 02/05/2023)
Unions representing thousands of Hollywood movie and television writers voted last month to authorize a strike when their contracts run out at midnight on Tuesday.
The WGA called for a strike effective 12:01 a.m. PT on Tuesday.
Hollywood Writers Strike: What It Could Mean for Your Favorite Shows
(Wall Street Journal, 02/05/2023)
The union representing movie and television writers said Monday they are going on strike, after talks with major networks, streamers and studios ended without a deal. WSJ’s Joe Flint explains what’s at stake.