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September 27, 2023 – Wired
Hollywood Writers Reached an AI Deal That Will Rewrite History
A faction of scribes is putting guardrails around AI's encroachment on their work. The effects will echo in industries far beyond Hollywood.

October 9, 2023 – New York Times
Amid Strikes, One Question: Are Employers Miscalculating?
UPS, the Hollywood studios and the Detroit automakers appear to have been taken aback by the tactics and tougher style adopted by new union leaders.

October 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Ratifies Strike-Ending Contract With Studios
Ninety-nine percent of WGA members voted to support the contract in a vote that ended on Monday.

October 9, 2023 – Deadline
It’s Official: WGA Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Three-Year Deal With Studios

October 9, 2023 – The Guardian
Writers Guild Members Ratify Contract With Overwhelming 99% Majority, Ending Strike
After 148 days on the picket lines, 8,435 members approve leadership’s deal with AMPTP

October 9, 2023 – REUTERS
Hollywood writers union ratifies three-year labor contract after strike

October 9, 2023 – The Guardian
Screenwriters won a historic victory against AI. The rest of us should follow
The WGA not only proved the power of strikes – it laid the first brick in a wall that every other union in the US must rush to help build

October 9, 2023 – Variety
WGA Votes to Ratify Contract, Officially Ending One of Hollywood’s Longest Strikes

October 2, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Offers Support For SAG-AFTRA As Talks Restart: “Solidarity Forever”

October 1, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Says He’s “Furious” at Studios for Prolonging the Writers Strike
On Sunday's show, the host said he's angry "that it took the studios 148 days to achieve a deal that they could have offered on day f***ing one."

September 29, 2023 – MSNBC
'A critical, existential point': Unions backing each other to take on big business

September 27, 2023 – Forbes
How The Writers Guild Of America Scored A Tactical Win Over Hollywood Studios
3 Strategic Moves That Allowed Writers to Flip the Script and Triumph in the Strike

September 25, 2023 – New Republic
Hollywood CEOs Thought They Could Wait Out a Writers’ Strike. They Were Wrong.
The Writers Guild of America didn’t just secure a victory for their own membership—they blazed a trail for other workers to follow.

September 29, 2023 – Marketplace
WGA contract pushes for more transparency around streaming data

September 29, 2023 – Washington Post
The Writers Guild Had a PR Strategy Like No Other

September 25, 2023 – New York Times
How the Writers Guild Deal Reflects Organized Labor’s Power
Reports suggest that screenwriters won concessions from Hollywood studios on key issues. That reflects the strength of unions’ hands in the current moment.

September 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
President Biden Applauds Tentative Writers Guild
"I urge all employers to remember that all workers — including writers, actors and autoworkers — deserve a fair share of the value their labor helped create," he said.

September 21, 2023 – New York Times
Writers, Actors and Others Struggle to Pay the Rent as Strikes Continue
Film industry charities are fielding hundreds of calls a day from unemployed workers seeking financial assistance — nearly all asking for help with their rent and mortgages.

September 21, 2023 – Katie Couric Media
“I’ve Sacrificed So Much”: What It Was Like on the Writers’ Strike Picket Line
Strike captain Taylor Orci explains why all the pain of this work stoppage is worth it.

September 21, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild East Re-Elects Many Incumbent Leaders in Strike-Time Election
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen will become president of the union, with Christopher Kyle retaining his secretary-treasurer seat after both ran unopposed.

September 21, 2023 – Deadline
Netflix Content Chief Bela Bajaria Looks Post-Strikes, Touts “So Many Amazing Things” In Pipeline Ready To Come Out Once Work Stoppage Is Over

September 21, 2023 – Variety
Residuals Are Key to Nearly Every Strike in Hollywood History — Here’s Why

September 20, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
What are residuals and how do they work? A Hollywood strike battleground, explained

September 19, 2023 – The Atlantic
The Hollywood Dual Strike Isn’t Just About the Writers and Actors
Many of Hollywood’s workers are watching the dual strike from the outside, and wondering how to make labor function for them.

September 19, 2023 – Rolling Stone
Letterman’s Staff Remembers His Generosity During The Writers’ Strike
Former Letterman staffers discuss the talk show host’s decision to help out of work crew amid the 2007-2008 writers’ strike

September 18, 2023 – The Wrap
Lionsgate Suspends Writer and Producer Deals as Hollywood Strike Continues
The move comes ahead of resumed talks between WGA and studio representatives later this week

September 18, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Writers Consider Choreographing ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Picket

September 14, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Newsom in the hot seat after California passes bill to give striking workers unemployment benefits, LA Times

September 14, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Actors and writers aren’t just striking. They’re grieving too, LA Times.

September 14, 2023 – Deadline
GLAAD Report Says Studios Put LGBTQ Progress At Risk By Not Reaching Deals On Strikes; Fran Drescher Agrees

September 13, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA Calls Out ‘Disappointing’ Bill Maher for Resuming Production Without Writers
Guild says it’s “difficult to imagine” how “Real Time” could resume “without a violation”

September 12, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
‘Ridiculousness’ Workers Vote to Unionize With Writers Guild West
Creative consultants at the MTV comedy show focused on viral videos unanimously supported unionizing in a National Labor Relations Board vote.

September 12, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw Donate More Than $1M to Those Affected by WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strikes
The couple joins several other celebrities who have donated to the strike funds.

September 12, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
National Book Awards drop Drew Barrymore as host amid writers’ strike controversy

September 12, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Disney and Charter end fight. But how long will the cable bundle survive?

September 12, 2023 – Deadline
California Assembly Passes Bill Supported By WGA & SAG-AFTRA That Would Provide Unemployment Insurance For Striking Workers

September 12, 2023 – Deadline
Kenya Barris & Noah Hawley Set Meeting With WGA Leadership As Showrunners Highlight Solidarity On Picket Line

September 12, 2023 – The Wrap
Hollywood Workers Have Taken $45 Million Out of Their Retirement Plans During Strike | Exclusive
The Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan has received hardship withdrawal requests from nearly 3,000 members

September 12, 2023 – The Wrap
Unions Are Adeptly Using Social Media to Take Down Hollywood’s Elite | PRO Insight
It’s very clear who’s winning in the public eye, and it’s not the studios

August 31, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
California Treasurer Fiona Ma calls on Hollywood studios to end writers’ and actors’ strikes

August 31, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Column: Hollywood studios have already lost the strikes. Now it’s time to surrender

August 31, 2023 – The Wrap
Barry Diller Says Legacy Studios Need to Split From Netflix and Make Deals with Actors, Writers
The former studio exec warns the impact will be “catastrophic” if strikes extend past September

August 31, 2023 – Deadline
Studio CEOs Set To Meet Today Amid Internal Tensions; No End In Sight To Strikes

August 31, 2023 – Deadline
PEN America Offers Financial Assistance To Early Career Screenwriters Impacted By WGA Strike

August 31, 2023 – Deadline
‘Supernatural’ Creator Eric Kripke Talks Reuniting On The Picket Line, Streaming Residuals, The Importance Of A Writers Room & More — Q&A

August 29, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
How strikes could shake up the Oscar race: ‘People are terrified about the optics’

August 29, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Fallout from Hollywood labor unrest deepens as strikes drag on

August 29, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
‘It is high time comedians see their own union’: Comics show solidarity with actors on picket lines

August 29, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
U.S. Rep Barbara Lee on Strikes, Senate Campaign and Dissent: “I Was Called a Traitor”
The congresswoman on who’d play her in a film, why she speaks out about having a teen abortion, and backing the actors and writers: “Corporations are making billions off their brilliance.”

August 29, 2023 – PUCK
Nine Issues for the AMPTP Studio Eight
An in-depth look at the studio/streamers’ counteroffer, and what it reveals about the duration of the strike.

August 29, 2023 – Deadline
Entertainment Community Fund Has Distributed More Than $5.4 Million In Financial Aid To Industry Workers Since Start Of WGA Strike – Update

August 29, 2023 – Deadline
VFX Workers At Walt Disney Pictures Seek Unionization With IATSE

August 25, 2023 – Rolling Stone
Writers Fire Back at Studios’ Flawed Counteroffer: ‘Pay Your Workers’
A number of WGA union members tell Rolling Stone the studios’ repeat offer is not surprising and will not discourage them from continuing to strike

August 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
AMPTP Hires New Crisis PR Firm as Strikes Go On
As talks with the Writers Guild of America stall, the studio trade association has retained D.C.-based firm The Levinson Group to pursue a fresh messaging strategy.

August 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Talks Between Writers, Studios at a Standstill After Week of Trading Barbs
There is no date to return to the negotiating table as the Writers Guild strike heads into its 18th week.

August 24, 2023 – DEFECTOR
The Hollywood Strike Forces A Reckoning For The Trades

August 24, 2023 – STRIKEGEIST
Neither Nothing, Nor Nearly Enough': WGA Responds to Studios' Offer
'So bad, so depressed, so scared': the human toll of summer's strike

August 24, 2023 – STRIKEGEIST
The Great Backfiring: Did This Move Just Add Weeks to the Strike?
The studios released their proposals into the wild. The writers are crying foul

August 24, 2023 – New York Times
California Workers on Strike Could Get Unemployment Pay Under New Bill
Democratic lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would allow workers who walk off the job to receive benefits.

August 24, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
As Hollywood strikes drag on, California lawmakers consider unemployment pay for striking workers

August 24, 2023 – WABE
Atlanta SAG-AFTRA, WGA members solidify their stance on strikes, fair compensation

August 24, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Replies to Studios’ Counteroffer: Not “Nearly Enough”
The update follows a tense back-and-forth between the union and entertainment companies on Aug. 22 following talks.

August 24, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Amid Strikes, Food Drive for Hollywood Workers Serves 1,000 Households as Lost Wages Add Up
Out-of-work and financially precarious workers participated in a food distribution event organized by IATSE and the Teamsters Local 399 on Thursday: "I'm imploring our industry leaders and our studio heads to find a way to make the deals, to get us back to work."

August 24, 2023 – Variety
WGA Says Studios’ Latest Offer Is ‘Not Yet Good Enough’

August 24, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA: Studios’ Contract Offer Is ‘Neither Nothing, Nor Nearly Enough’
The writers guild offers more details on their position in ongoing negotiations with AMPTP

August 23, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
The studios went public with their WGA offer. Was it a mistake?

August 23, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Studios tout ‘comprehensive package’ to WGA. Union criticizes attempt ‘to get us to cave’

August 23, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA Members Trash Studios’ Release of Contract Proposal: ‘The Word That Comes to Mind Is Desperate’
“All this does is make me wonder if there’s been no progress since Aug. 11,” one writer tells TheWrap

August 23, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA Slams AMPTP After Proposal Released: Studios Met ‘Not to Bargain, but to Jam Us’
“It is their only strategy – to bet that we will turn on each other.,” WGA says in memo to members after meeting with studio bosses Tuesday

August 23, 2023 – New Yorker
David Zaslav, Hollywood Antihero
The C.E.O. of a conglomerate that includes Warner Bros. studios, CNN, and HBO takes on an entertainment business in turmoil.

August 23, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Slams Studios’ Most Recent Proposal as Ploy “Not to Bargain, But to Jam Us”
After meeting with CEOs Bob Iger, Ted Sarandos, David Zaslav and AMPTP head Carol Lombardini on Tuesday evening, the WGA rebuked the AMPTP’s current offer, saying it "failed to sufficiently protect writers."

August 23, 2023 – New York Times
Hollywood Studios Disclose Their Offer on Day 113 of Writers’ Strike
The public disclosure of the Aug. 11 proposal was an unusual step and suggested an attempt to go around union leadership and appeal to rank-and-file members.

August 23, 2023 – LAist
Striking Writers Are Using Residuals To Help Younger Counterparts Buy Groceries

August 23, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Slams Studios’ Latest Offer & Meeting As Attempt To Make Guild “Cave”; “Not To Bargain, But To Jam Us”

August 23, 2023 – Vox
Nobody wins in the Hollywood strikes, including billion-dollar studios
CEOs like Bob Iger and David Zaslav seem willing to lose money during the writers and actors strikes. Why?

August 23, 2023 – Reuters
Hollywood writers union says new proposal from studios not enough

August 23, 2023 – Variety
For Film Writers, a Strike Over ‘Free Work’ Has Been Decades in Development

August 23, 2023 – Variety
WGA Leaders Meet with Key CEOs; AMPTP Releases Details of Latest Contract Offer That Guild Criticizes as ‘Full of Limitations and Loopholes’

August 18, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
As Latino actors and writers picket at Warner Bros., SAG-AFTRA leader says he asked studio to delay ‘Blue Beetle’

August 18, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Edward James Olmos tells striking actors and writers, ‘Be ready for the long run’

August 18, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Simon Rich on the Connection Between TV Staff Minimums and AI
The creator of ‘Man Seeking Woman’ discusses his new book, his recent 'Time' op-ed and the horror of what’s around the corner on this week’s ‘TV’s Top 5’ podcast.

August 18, 2023 – Financial Times
An afternoon on the Hollywood picket line

August 18, 2023 – Deadline
WGA West Issues “Call To Action” To Curb Media Consolidation: “One Of The Root Causes” Of The Strike

August 17, 2023 – STRIKEGEIST
WGA to Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund: Rethink Your Position With Studios
The writers guild and major studios met three (!) times this week

August 17, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA-AMPTP Talks Continue, But Remain ‘Very Fluid’
Writers and studios are back to daily talks in effort to resolve significant sticking points for a new contract

August 17, 2023 – IGN
Disney, Amazon, and Netflix 'Will Take Over Media,' Writers' Guild Warns
A new report from the WGA calls for "increased regulation in the streaming space."

August 15, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
How to give out screenwriting awards during strike season (very carefully)

August 15, 2023 – NPR
Hollywood writers & actors strike continues: A picket-line update

August 15, 2023 – The Wrap
The Collapse of Broadcast and Cable Is a Game-Changing Moment in the Hollywood Strikes | PRO Insight
It’s not just about sharing data – it’s rethinking how to use it

August 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“It’s an Anniversary of Shame for the AMPTP”: WGA Negotiator on 100 Days of the Writers Strike
Chris Keyser, co-chair of the WGA’s negotiating committee, on why the DGA deal won’t work for writers, the mood inside the room ("professional, coldly professional") and potential points of compromise: "We have said to the companies that the solutions to these problems can be negotiable."

August 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild East Leader Says This 100-Day Strike Is Different: Studios More “Obstinate” Now
As picketers gathered in front of Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery locations, outgoing WGA East president Michael Winship said the AMPTP is different than in 2007-2008: "It's just gonna take a little while longer."

August 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“Turning My 2-Year-Old Into a YouTube Star”: How 20 Writers Are Staying Creative as the Strike Hits 100 Days
With studio work a no-go during the stoppage, Hollywood scribes including Bill Prady, Katori Hall and Liz Tigelaar are writing passion-project novels, comics, plays, poetry — and specs, of course — to scratch that collective creative itch.

August 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Amid Double Strike, Latino Advocacy Groups Issue Open Letter: Our “Stories Need to Be Told”
“It’s important that we show up for them at a time when they are not able to promote their projects,” write the groups of actors and writers currently on the picket lines.

August 9, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Bob Iger Tries Diplomacy This Time On Strike: “I Am Personally Committed” to Finding a Solution
The Disney CEO's July 13 remarks about writers and actors' asks being "not realistic" have reverberated across picket lines in Los Angeles and New York.

August 9, 2023 – Washington Post
As strike nears 100 days, economic hardships mount for Hollywood writers

August 9, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Opinion: I helped write the surprise Netflix sensation ‘Suits.’ My reward? $259.71

August 9, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Disney to hike Disney+ prices again in a quest for streaming profits

August 9, 2023 – The Wrap
100 Days In: Writers Reveal Their Highest and Lowest Moments of the Strike
From labor union solidarity to “every ridiculous thing the AMPTP has said”

August 9, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Calls Day 100 Of Writers Strike A “Milestone Of Shame” For AMPTP, But Optimism For A Deal Remains

August 9, 2023 – Deadline
Picket Line Regulars Bolster Solidarity Among Writers As WGA Strike Hits 100 Days

August 9, 2023 – Deadline
Striking Outside of Netflix Can Be Hazardous To One’s Health. Just Ask Joe Syracuse

August 9, 2023 – Deadline
From Pruned Ficus Trees To Blocked Sidewalks: The Obstacles Picketers Had To Overcome During 100-Day WGA Strike

August 9, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Strike Photos: 100 Days Of Writers, Showrunners & Supporters On Picket Lines

August 9, 2023 – Variety
As Writers Strike Reaches 100 Days, the WGA Vows to Stay ‘Resolved and United’

August 9, 2023 – Variety
Disney+ Hotstar Sheds 12.5 Million Subscribers in Fiscal Q3 Amid Strategy Shift; Streaming Losses Narrow

August 9, 2023 – Variety
Hollywood Strikes Amplify Criticism of Lavish Media CEO Pay Packages

August 4, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Tells Members “the AMPTP Playbook Continues” After Meeting With Studios
The union's chief negotiator Ellen Stutzman and general counsel of the western branch Tony Segall met with AMPTP president Carol Lombardini on Friday.

August 4, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Food Insecurity Spikes Amid Strikes
As the labor impasse continues, charities say growing numbers of the industry’s most vulnerable are unable to feed themselves: "Before this started, we would do about 50 grants out of the L.A. office a week. Now we’re getting 50 applications a day.”

August 4, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
How to Picket Accessibly and Intersectionally: “It’s Only Through Relationships and Connection”
The Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity hosted a picket at the Disney lot on July 28 to show solidarity and build awareness for how the deal points at stake in the WGA’s MBA particularly affect writers from historically excluded backgrounds.

August 4, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA and AMPTP Fail to Agree on Resumed Talks, Strike to Continue
In a letter to members, WGA accuses studios of leaking details about ‘confidential’ meet-up

August 4, 2023 – Deadline
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass Says She’s Ready To “Personally Engage” To Resolve Strikes, Calls WGA And AMPTP Meeting An “Encouraging Development”

August 4, 2023 – Variety
WGA, AMPTP Meet But No New Negotiations Set Yet

August 4, 2023 – Variety
L.A. Mayor Karen Bass Calls for ‘Immediate’ Resolution of Hollywood Strikes

August 4, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Column: The writers’ strike has brought studios to the bargaining table. The outcome matters for us all

August 4, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
WGA and studio reps meet, but no signs of strike ending

August 4, 2023 – Forbes
WGA Nets Small Victories At Strike Locations, And With 1st Studio Meeting In Months Scheduled

August 2, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Says Studios Asked to Restart Talks
A meeting, requested to take place this coming Friday, would mark the first time the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have come together since the WGA called a strike on May 1.

August 2, 2023 – New York Times
Hollywood Writers and Studios to Restart Talks After 3-Month Standoff
A strike by writers and actors has caused nearly a complete production shutdown of scripted entertainment.

August 2, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
As actors and writers push back on automation, Hollywood is in the midst of an AI hiring boom

August 2, 2023 – Ethnic Media Services
Unions Flex Muscle Not Seen in Decades
Solidarity across all sectors is making for a hot labor summer.

August 2, 2023 – Unglamorous Truths
We Strikin': On the Front Lines

August 2, 2023 – Teen Vogue
SAG-AFTRA, WGA Strikes Are Trying to Topple a Broken Industry
In this op-ed, news and politics editor Lexi McMenamin connects the ongoing TV and film strikes to the rise of reboots and remakes, and asks if we can build something better.

August 2, 2023 – Deadline
Media Stocks, Markets Fall After Fitch Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating

August 2, 2023 – Variety
WGA Leaders Tell Members Not to Get Hopes Up After AMPTP Overture

July 31, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
A crystal consultation with Spencer Pratt and other fun items up for auction to support WGA strike

July 31, 2023 – The New Yorker
I’m a Hack, by ChatGPT

July 31, 2023 – VIBE
Viola Davis Delays Filming ‘G20’ Despite SAG-AFTRA Waiver
"I appreciate that the producers on the project agree with this decision."

July 31, 2023 – New Mobility
Disabled Writers and Actors Strike for a Better Future

July 31, 2023 – Forbes
TV Writers From Historically Excluded Backgrounds Speak Out On The Picket Line About Need For Inclusion

July 30, 2023 – The New Yorker
“Hollywood’s Slo-Mo Self-Sabotage”

July 28, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
After Unions’ Legal Threat, Radford Studio Center Allows Picketing At Main Entrance
The turnabout follows The Hollywood Reporter detailing picketing conditions at the lot.

July 28, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
The Union Solidarity Coalition, WGARAGE Sale Launch Auctions to Support Entertainment Industry Members Amid Strikes
Bids for the TUSC-MPTF effort will help get writers enrolled in healthcare and pay their premiums, while the WGARAGE Sale will see winnings go to support below-the-line talent affected by the strike through the Entertainment Community Fund.

July 28, 2023 – The Wrap
Radford Studios to Allow Picketers at Main Gates After Legal Action Threatened Over Dangerous Conditions
“We’re gonna finally be picketing in the f–king shade!” WGA strike captain Andra Whipple says

July 28, 2023 – The Wrap
‘Secret Invasion’ Writer: AMPTP Said If They Paid on Time ‘We Wouldn’t Be Incentivized to Work as Hard’
“It’s insulting to hear with the amount of work that we already do for free,” Cat Vasko says

July 28, 2023 – NPR
Why residuals are taking center stage in actors' strike

July 28, 2023 – The American Prospect
What’s at Stake in the Hollywood Writers’ Strike
Streaming has given the studios one more way to exploit writers—and the writers are pushing back.

July 28, 2023 – LA Progressive
How Striking Hollywood Creators and Hotel Housekeepers Face the Same Obstacles
With consolidation and industry diversification, corporate studio and hotel owners have more money to wait out strikes.

July 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
‘Jeopardy!’ Winners Bow Out of Tournament of Champions Due to Writers Strike
Several of last season's biggest winners said they wouldn't cross picket lines for the annual event.

July 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Bryan Cranston Addresses Disney Boss Bob Iger in Passionate Strike Speech
"We will not allow you to take away our dignity," declares the 'Breaking Bad' star, one of several actors who spoke out Tuesday.

July 25, 2023 – In These Times
Cross-Union Solidarity Is Fueling the Historic Summer Strike Wave
From Hollywood to UPS, the U.S. labor movement is uniting to support striking workers and win contract demands across industries.

July 25, 2023 – Forbes
SAG-AFTRA And WGA Battle With Studios Getting Nasty

July 25, 2023 – ET
'Jeopardy!' Says Tournament of Champions Postseason Has Been Pushed Back Amid Writers Strike

July 25, 2023 – Variety
‘Jeopardy!’ Winners to Turn Down Tournament of Champions Amid WGA Strike: ‘I Will Not Cross a Picket Line’

July 25, 2023 – Deadline
WGA West President Meredith Stiehm Says “Fair Deal” For Writers & Actors That “Shares The Wealth” Is Only Way To End Ongoing Strikes

July 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
L.A. film and TV production plummets in second quarter amid writers’ strike

July 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Netflix adds 5.9 million subscribers. Ted Sarandos says strike ‘not the outcome that we wanted’

July 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Striking writers and actors throw shade over tree trimming at Universal picket line

July 19, 2023 – Washington Post
L.A. investigating after Universal trims trees near writers’ picket line

July 19, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Netflix, Citing Reduced Spending Amid Strike, Ups Free Cash Flow Estimate by $1.5B
"This strike is not an outcome that we wanted," co-CEO Ted Sarandos said on an earnings call.

July 19, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Los Angeles Film and TV Production Falls to Lows Not Seen Since COVID-19 Era Halt
The total shoot days decline marks the sixth consecutive quarterly production drop and doesn't include productions stalled by the actors strike, per FilmLA's new tally.

July 19, 2023 – NBC News
Hollywood’s rank and file feel solidarity with strikers and brace for extended shutdowns
The industry’s craftspeople and technicians face the possibility of months without paychecks as Hollywood grinds to a halt. But many stand with the actors and writers who are demanding changes to their business.

July 19, 2023 – Axios
Striking numbers: Writers work less with streaming TV

July 19, 2023 – Deadline
SAG-AFTRA & WGA Message Amplified At AMPTP Headquarters Today With Help From Political Group

July 16, 2023 – Matter of Fact
Writers Strike Highlights Struggles of Growing Freelance Economy

July 14, 2023 – Daily Beast
Cartoonishly Evil Hollywood Execs Never Miss an Opportunity for Bad PR
A self-proclaimed ‘cruel’ negotiating strategy means the studio execs are well on the way to losing the PR battle against Hollywood’s actors and writers.

July 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood’s High-Stakes Strike: Actors and Writers Make History With Bid to Reshape Industry
As the 160,000-strong performer's union joins the work stoppage, the sides are far apart on minimum rate increases, residual increases, AI protections and, increasingly, the big picture.

July 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Tatiana Maslany, Elliot Page, Martin Short Call for British Columbia Actors to Vote Down Proposed AMPTP Contract Extension
The Canadian A-listers are among 68 performers who signed a letter urging UBCP/ACTRA members to say no to an offer from Americans producers to extend their labor deal for one year in return for a 5 percent wage increase.

July 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Sean Gunn Slams AMPTP for Lack of Residuals From ‘Gilmore Girls’: “It Really Is a Travesty”
The actor said studios and streamers "really need to rethink how you do business and share the wealth with people. Otherwise, this is all going to come crashing down.”

July 14, 2023 – The Wrap
‘Jig Is Up!': Inside the Blistering Hot First Day of Hollywood’s Double Strike | Video

July 14, 2023 – The Wrap
Entertainment Stocks Slump as Hollywood Strike Widens to SAG-AFTRA

July 14, 2023 – The Wrap
Hollywood Moguls Bask in Sun Valley Luxury While the Industry Shuts Down

July 14, 2023 – New York Times
Actors Picket From Coast to Coast as Strike Gets Underway
In Los Angeles and New York, actors and screenwriters braved the heat to admonish the major studios and demand a new deal.

July 14, 2023 – Deadline
WGA, DGA, Teamsters, IATSE & Others Weigh In On SAG-AFTRA Walkout: “Greedy Studios Have Brought This Strike On Themselves”

July 14, 2023 – IGN
Streaming Is Broken: The Strikes Can Save It
And you and I can benefit from them, too.

July 13, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
SAG-AFTRA Calls History-Making Strike as Talks With Studios Collapse
The development will likely bring all remaining U.S. union physical production to a halt as Hollywood's writers also continue their work stoppage.

July 13, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild, Directors Guild Send SAG-AFTRA Solidarity Messages as Its Strike Begins
Many entertainment unions have been united in the standoff with Hollywood studios, with SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher saying: "If we don't stand tall right now, we are all going to be in trouble."

July 13, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Striking Writers Salute “The. F—ing. Nanny” as SAG-AFTRA Orders Walkout
Out on the picket lines, many WGA members huddled around cellphones streaming the SAG-AFTRA news conference and cheered Fran Drescher on as passers-by honked in support: “So proud of her!”

July 13, 2023 – New York Times
Actors Join Writers on Strike, Bringing Hollywood to a Standstill
The dual walkouts pit more than 170,000 workers against old-line studios like Disney and Sony, as well as tech juggernauts like Netflix and Amazon.

July 13, 2023 – New York Times
Union leaders make their case when announcing the strike.
Leaders of the Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA, representing 160,000 television and movie actors, voted to strike on Thursday. Screenwriters have already been picketing for over 70 days.

July 13, 2023 – New York Times
Disney’s Bob Iger calls a strike by actors ‘very disruptive and dangerous.’
Leaders of the Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA, representing 160,000 television and movie actors, voted to strike on Thursday. Screenwriters have already been picketing for over 70 days.

July 13, 2023 – Washington Post
Hollywood actors announce strike after SAG-AFTRA negotiations fail
The Screen Actors Guild joins Hollywood writers in a work stoppage for the first time since 1960

July 13, 2023 – CNBC
Actors union will join writers on strike, shutting down Hollywood

July 13, 2023 – CNN
TV writer & producer discusses Hollywood strikes

July 13, 2023 – Variety
SAG-AFTRA Declares Double Strike as Actors Join Writers on Picket Lines

July 11, 2023 – Deadline
Hollywood Studios’ WGA Strike Endgame Is To Let Writers Go Broke Before Resuming Talks In Fall

July 10, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Hollywood studios could face two strikes for the first time in 63 years. How did we get here?

July 10, 2023 – Deadline
Sarah Silverman Sues OpenAI And Meta For Copyright Infringement; Lawsuits Challenge Use Of Works For Artificial Intelligence Datasets

July 7, 2023 – The Wrap
‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Says Hollywood Has Always Had a ‘Healthy Contempt’ for Writers
"The people that run the studios, I don’t think they have a clue what it is that writers do,“ the WGA negotiating committee member tells the podcast ”People I (Mostly) Admire"

July 7, 2023 – Deadline
Deadline’s Strike Talk Podcast Week 10: Star Showrunners On How Their Trajectories Started In The Writers Rooms That Studios Seek To Slash

July 7, 2023 – The Wrap
How the WGA Strike Finds Echoes in the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s

July 7, 2023 – Variety
‘Bones’ Reunion WGA Picket Draws Crowd at Fox and Spurs Nostalgia for Procedural TV: ‘We Worked 46 Weeks a Year’

July 6, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Strike: L.A. Aid Requests Tripled in First Month, Hollywood Charity Finds
The disclosure from the Entertainment Community Fund — one of the industry's major safety nets for an often freelance workforce — also says that inquiries about financial assistance, mental health services and other resources doubled nationally.

July 6, 2023 – Los Angeles Magazine
L.A. Staring Down a ‘Hot Labor Summer’ as UPS and Hotel Workers Strike
The battle for higher wages and better benefits is expected to continue for weeks

July 5, 2023 – GQ
GQ Editor Who Pulled Critical David Zaslav Story Is Producing Movie for Warner Bros.

July 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Hotel Employees Now Striking Too
Local labor unrest swells as thousands of L.A. housekeepers, dishwashers and cooks join the WGA on the city’s picket lines while SAG-AFTRA decides whether to join them.

July 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers’ Unexpected Solace During the Strike: Themed Pickets
With retro “Back to the ‘90s” to “Musical Monday" and "Striking '9 to 5'" pickets, WGA members are hoping to keep morale high and telegraph strength, unity and, often, a sense of humor: "Anything that keeps things fresh, we’ve got to keep doing.”

July 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“I Have a Problem With the Stealing of My Material”: A Common Rallying Cry Emerges On AI
As Hollywood execs begin to test artificial intelligence, from using the tech to de-age actors to partnering with companies in the field to create AI-composed music, key players in the industry are pushing for regulations — or lawsuits.

July 5, 2023 – Deadline
David Zaslav Article Taken Down By GQ After Warner Bros. Discovery Raises Objections

July 5, 2023 – Deadline
Permits For New York City Film & TV Production Continued To Fall In June Amid Labor Uncertainty

July 5, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Members Join Striking Hotel Workers On Picket Line In L.A.

July 5, 2023 – Deadline
Striking WGA “Stands In Solidarity” With SAG-AFTRA’s Bid For Fair Contract

July 5, 2023 – CNBC
How A.I. took center stage in the Hollywood writers’ strike

July 5, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Opinion: Streaming is TV’s future. Can the writers’ strike get executives to pay accordingly?

July 5, 2023 – Baton Rogue Business Report
Baton Rouge film sector ‘in a waiting game’ over writers’ strike

July 5, 2023 – SCREENDAILY
Striking US writers guild reaffirms commitment to “fix a broken system”

July 3, 2023 – GQ
How Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav Became Public Enemy Number One in Hollywood
A series of maneuvers from the executive has kept the film community in a state of shock and anger.

June 29, 2023 – ELLE
What’s Really at Stake in the Writers’ Strike? WGA’s Chief Negotiator Explains
According to the Writers Guild of America's Ellen Stutzman, the ongoing strike is about paying writers fairly for the value they create on behalf of Hollywood studios and ensuring that screenwriting can remain a viable career path.

June 29, 2023 – UVA Today
UVA Law Grad, Labor Counselor at Intersection of Hollywood Writers’ Strike

June 29, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
SAG-AFTRA members may go on strike soon. Here are four reasons why

June 29, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Striking Writers Return to Comedy Club Roots: “Super Weird to Have Stand-Up as Your Safety Net”
Comedy and late night writers are booking up venues across the country as a way to stay busy and make ends meet: "Good to be able to do comedy and not have some CEO make money off of it."

June 29, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Cinematographers Guild Creates Hardship Fund For Members Impacted By Writers Strike
The new fund allocates $250,000, with an option to increase to $500,000 to provide grants to eligible members.

June 29, 2023 – The Wrap
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Sing ‘9 to 5’ With Striking Writers at WGA’s Netflix Picket Line (Video)
Fonda also warns actors are being turned into ”gig workers“ in remarks to the crowd

June 28, 2023 – Complex
‘Squid Game’ Creator Gets No Residuals or IP Ownership Despite Series Earning $900 Million for Netflix
"The irony is not lost on us. Pay your writers," the WGA tweeted about Hwang Dong-hyuk's lack of additional compensation for the show's unprecedented success.

June 28, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Pickets Come To D.C.: Members & Supporters Demonstrate At Disney/Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ Shoot

June 23, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Lily Tomlin, Marta Kauffman Call for Greater Industry Protections at Abortion Rights Picket: “This Is a Discrimination Issue”
In the year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a coalition of showrunners, creators and directors has lobbied studios and streamers to expand their protections for workers in states that have banned or criminalized abortion.

June 23, 2023 – Entertainment Weekly
Dermot Mulroney walks out of The View interview in support of WGA strike
EW has confirmed that the actor left his interview early during a pre-taped episode of the talk show set to air Friday.

June 23, 2023 – Collider
Taylor Sheridan's Writers Strike Comments Show Just How Out of Touch He Is
Taylor Sheridan's comments about striking writers reflect a dude out of touch with working-class folks.

June 23, 2023 – Deadline
Deadline’s Strike Talk Podcast Week 8: WGA Negotiating Committee Scribes Show Resolve After 50-Day Mark

June 21, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“They’re Scared”: 5,000-Plus Demonstrators Rally In L.A. to Support Writers Strike, Pressure Studios
Scribes and supporters marched from Pan Pacific Park to the La Brea Tar Pits on Wednesday, the 51st day of the strike: "We are out here today to tell the companies how strong we are," said one negotiating committee member.

June 21, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
TV Academy and Fox Mull Emmys Delay as Writers Strike Approaches Third Month
The telecast is currently slated for Sept. 18.

June 21, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
The WGA strike has hit some restaurants hard. They’re rallying behind it anyway

June 21, 2023 – Deadline
Writers Take On “Corporate Greed” During Rally For A Fair Contract

June 21, 2023 – Deadline
DGA’s Thomas Schlamme Urges Studios To “Get Off Their Asses & Get Back In The Room With The WGA”

June 21, 2023 – New York Times
Emmys May Be Pushed Back Because of Writers’ Strike
Organizers of the September event are said to be discussing a postponement, possibly for months, if the strike lasts deep into the summer.

June 21, 2023 – NBC4
Major Hollywood unions join writers' march

June 21, 2023 – KTLA
Hundreds march in L.A. as writers’ strike reaches 50-day mark

June 21, 2023 – KCAL
WGA holds big rally and march at Pan Pacific Park as strike continues

June 21, 2023 – ABC7
Writers strike: Thousands participate in march and ahead of rally in Mid-Wilshire

June 21, 2023 – Boston Globe
Writers strike interrupts filming of Netflix show ‘The Perfect Couple’ on Cape Cod
“It’s amazing what a handful of picketers can do.”

June 21, 2023 – The Wrap
Writers Guild Holds Rally at La Brea Tar Pits as Strike Reaches 50th Day
"They’re scared right now. They’re scared of how militant and how ready to fight we’ve become," said ”I’m a Virgo“ creator Boots Riley

June 21, 2023 – Variety
WGA Aims to Flex Industry Muscle With March and Rally at Pivotal Moment for Hollywood Labor Talks

June 20, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Why streaming’s ‘great re-bundling’ won’t save Hollywood as we know it

June 20, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Strike At Day 50: Writers Remain Resolved Amid Hardship, Keep Spirits Up Amid Physical & Mental Picket Line Fatigue

June 16, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
21 Showrunners in Three Seasons: How ‘Happy Endings’ Became a Case Study on the Value of a Traditional Writers Room
During this week’s ‘TV’s Top 5’ podcast, 14 members of the former ABC comedy’s creative team — including creator David Caspe, Jonathan Groff, Prentice Penny, Sierra Teller Ornelas, Hilary Winston and Dan Rubin — open up about the benefits of learning on the job and explain why rushed mini-rooms are bad for television.

June 16, 2023 – Deadline
Netflix Comedy Pilot ‘Little Sky’ Wraps Filming Early Following Production Disruptions From Picketing

June 15, 2023 – Washington Post
The movies and shows delayed by the Hollywood strike: A growing list
Marvel and DC Comics both delayed upcoming projects until the writers strike is over

June 15, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Strike Collateral Damage: Janitor Layoffs At Studios Spur Demonstration
Los Angeles' service workers union marched with Writers Guild of America picketers on Thursday to emphasize that "we're not going to be divided," says the SEIU-USWW president.

June 15, 2023 – ABC7
Hundreds of union janitors join TV, film writers on picket lines as some lose their jobs at studios
According to the SEIU, roughly 50 janitors have been laid off as a result of the writers' strike.

June 15, 2023 – CNN
Janitors who lost jobs during WGA strike join picket line

June 15, 2023 – The Mary Sue
Studios’ Strike-Breaking Tactics Against Writers Are Desperate and Gross

June 15, 2023 – Cupertino Today
Hollywood union strikes come to Cupertino

June 14, 2023 – NPR
'It's gonna be a hot labor summer' — unionized workers show up for striking writers

June 14, 2023 – NPR
International screenwriters organize 'Day of Solidarity' supporting Hollywood writers

June 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
European Writers Federation President: “Screenwriters in Europe Are in Awe” of WGA
"In Europe, and across the globe, screenwriters are exploited for their commitment to their work," says Carolin Otto about "Screenwriters Everywhere," a "global day of solidarity."

June 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
‘Succession’ Creator Jesse Armstrong: Writers Must “Make a Living”
At a London protest during a Global Day of Solidarity with striking Hollywood writers, the scribe adds of AI: "There needs to be compensation for where that work is coming from."

June 14, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
British Writers Guild Chair on WGA Solidarity: Studios “Are Making Billions,” But “Refusing to Share”
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain on Wednesday joined writers and others around the world for "Screenwriters Everywhere" to express support of the Hollywood writers strike via a protest in London.

June 14, 2023 – Deadline
‘Daredevil: Born Again’ & ‘The Penguin’ Productions Paused Until After WGA Strike

June 14, 2023 – Deadline
“Screenwriters Everywhere”: Pictures From Protests Around The World In Support Of WGA Strike

June 14, 2023 – Deadline
‘The Flash’ Showrunner Eric Wallace Attends London WGA Strike Protest: “The Whole World Is Literally With Us”

June 14, 2023 – Deadline
‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Russell T. Davies Talks Writers Strike At London Protest: “What Happens In America Happens Here”

June 14, 2023 – Variety
Writers Are Fighting a Long History of Pattern Bargaining: ‘We Are in a New World’

June 13, 2023 – Deadline
‘Thunderbolts’, ‘Blade’, ‘Avengers: Kang Dynasty’, ‘Secret Wars’ Among Disney Release Date Changes Due To WGA Strike

June 12, 2023 – Wall Street Journal
How Striking Writers Are Disrupting Hollywood Shoots
Writers Guild walkout enters its guerrilla-tactics phase, as picketing rattles filming for Ghostbusters, ‘Billions’ and other productions

June 12, 2023 – Wall Street Journal
The True Stars of Peak TV Are Caught in the Middle
Showrunners are script writers and producers, caught between striking writers and studios

June 12, 2023 – Deadline
‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Shuts Down Production For The Day Amid WGA Strike

June 7, 2023 – Vox
How streaming caused the TV writers strike
The way scripted television gets made today has transformed the careers of writers.

June 7, 2023 – boing boing
Writer's Guild hands out leaflets outside Apple store

June 6, 2023 – Vox
Hollywood is staring down the barrel of a double strike
What happens if everybody walks off the job?

June 6, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Amid Writers Strike, Hollywood’s Next Big Question May Be: Is SAG-AFTRA Next?
Armed with an overwhelming strike authorization vote and an activated membership, the performers union is seeking to tackle the snowballing issues of AI and streaming residuals: "If there is a deal to be made, we'll make it.”

June 6, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
An “Existential Fight” Looms If Actors Join the Writers Strike
As SAG-AFTRA starts negotiations with the AMPTP, the threat of a wider work stoppage is already having a chilling effect on film and TV production.

June 6, 2023 – Deadline
Netflix Shareholders Nix Executive Compensation Plan By Nearly 3-To-1 Margin In Non-Binding Vote – Update

June 6, 2023 – Deadline
L.A. County Board Of Supervisors Passes Motion In Support Of WGA Strike, Asks AMPTP To Return To Negotiations

June 5, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Urges Apple To Settle As It Details Protest Plans Against Tech Giant

June 5, 2023 – Deadline
Dispatches From The Picket Lines, Day 35: As Writers Take On Apple, WGA Chiefs React To DGA Deal

June 5, 2023 – ABC
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference to be met with WGA protesters on strike

June 5, 2023 – REUTERS
Hollywood actors set vote to authorize strike with writers still out

June 5, 2023 – NME
Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre postpone ‘Doggystyle’ concerts in solidarity with WGA strike
"We stand in solidarity with the unions, and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible"

June 2, 2023 – Vox
Hollywood is staring down the barrel of a triple strike
What happens if everybody walks off the job?

June 2, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
New York State Senate, Assembly Members Call on AMPTP to “Negotiate in Good Faith” With WGA Amid Stalled Contract Talks
Over 50 members of the state legislature questioned the entertainment companies that "have failed to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement one month after the strike," but "will benefit enormously" from the state's expanded film tax credit in two letters to the studios.

June 2, 2023 – Variety
WGA Leader Chris Keyser Argues Guild Is Ready to Fight Alone: ‘There Is No Way Around Us’

May 31, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers’ Shut-It-Down Strategy Has Been Effective, Executives Privately Concede
As the strike extends into its second month, protesters are focusing efforts on stopping in-progress productions: "We have to make sure that no writing is happening across the board."

May 31, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Picket Shuts Down Atlanta Production of Peacock’s ‘Hysteria!’
The action marks the first time union members have stopped a production in Georgia.

May 31, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Former Writers Guild Chief: Why Writers Rooms Matter, and Can Save Lives
As the writers strike enters its second month, Howard A. Rodman reflects on his late father, the writer Howard Rodman Sr., and argues that "the fight to preserve the writers room is many things," not least "a fight for working conditions that extend and enrich human lives."

May 31, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Producers Guild Presidents to Writers: Why We’re With You in This Fight
After Sean Penn confused the trade org with the AMPTP and called it a “bankers’ guild,” Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line explain how their battles parallel the issues underlying this spring’s strike.

May 31, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Emmy campaigns walk a fine line during writers’ strike

May 31, 2023 – Variety
WGA and Other Unions Call on Studios to Reach ‘Fair Contract’ With DGA: ‘It Uplifts Every Worker’ in Hollywood

May 30, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Targets Executive Pay In Letters to Netflix, Comcast Shareholders
The guild is urging shareholders to reject the compensation packages of top executives.

May 30, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Hollywood writers say the bosses make too much. This is what our analysis found

May 30, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
WGA blasts studio executive pay in message to Comcast, Netflix shareholders

May 30, 2023 – Washington Post
Writing for TV is nothing like you (probably) thought

May 30, 2023 – Washington Post
The WGA strike is part of a recurring pattern when technology changes
Unions in the film and television industry have to band together to get their fair share when new ways of enjoying films and shows emerge

May 30, 2023 – New York Times
Has ‘Gig Work’ Become a Dirty Word?
If work for companies like Uber and Lyft once carried some appeal for offering flexibility, the kind of labor it has come to represent is now used by some as shorthand for a raw deal.

May 30, 2023 – JACOBIN
The Writers’ Strike Reminds Us Hollywood Is a Site of Class Struggle
The writers of your favorite movies and shows are workers just like you. They deserve your solidarity.

May 25, 2023 – New York Times
Predawn Picket Lines Help Writers Disrupt Studio Productions
Workers from other unions have shown solidarity with the strikers, catching entertainment companies off guard.

May 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“We Want to Disrupt as Much as We Can”: How Warren Leight Is Leading the WGA East’s Push to Shut Down Filming
The strike captain, dubbed the writers strike’s “Air Traffic Controller” by David Simon, joins the ‘TV’s Top 5’ podcast to discuss how he’s working to force the AMPTP back to the bargaining table: “The quickest way to empty the pipeline is not to wait until all the shows are shot but to stop the shows from shooting.”

May 25, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Barack Obama: Studios “Wouldn’t Be Around If It Weren’t for Writers,” Says He’s “Hopeful” About Deal
The former president, who hosts a Netflix docuseries about working in America, shared his support for the ongoing strike during a live-streamed interview with Ira Glass on LinkedIn.

May 25, 2023 – Rolling Stone
WGA Strike: Barack Obama Says Studios ‘Wouldn’t Be Around If It Weren’t for Writers’
“I’m very supportive of the writers and the strike and I’m hopeful that they get a fair share of the fruits of their labor"

May 23, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
New Max Credits Display Irks Creatives Amid Labor Standoff; Streamer Vows to Correct “Oversight” as Guilds Blast “Grave Insult”
The former HBO Max no longer provides specific credits for writers, directors and other creatives.

May 23, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Inside the writers’ ‘guerrilla tactics’ to shut down live productions

May 23, 2023 – Washington Post
Max apologizes after new streaming app obscures writer credits
The app formerly known as HBO Max relaunched with a new display that upset manystriking Hollywood workers

May 24, 2023 – Deadline
Los Angeles On-Location Filming Continues To Plummet Amid WGA Strike

May 24, 2023 – Deadline
Max’s ‘Duster’, From J.J. Abrams & LaToya Morgan, Suspends Production In New Mexico – Update

May 23, 2023 – THE CORSAIR
Hollywood is Overdue for a Strike
Streaming platforms dominate Hollywood, and writers have gotten lost in the sweeping change.

May 23, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Strike Dampens Dealmaking in Rainy Cannes
The Marche has chugged along at a decent rate, with big deals for Todd Haynes' 'May December' and 'Paddington 3,' but insiders are clearly feeling anxious about an uncertain future: “If everything shuts down, eventually we're going to run out of movies."

May 23, 2023 – Mashable
'Succession' star James Cromwell tweeted something important about Logan's eulogy
"It illuminated an entire narrative."

May 22, 2023 – Washington Post
Warner Bros. CEO booed at commencement speech over writers strike
Writers Guild of America said it planned to picket during the speech

May 22, 2023 – NPR
David Simon, Creator Of The Wire, On AI, Television and the WGA Strike

May 22, 2023 – The Wrap
We’ve Been Here Before': Studios and Writers Got Unexpected Preparation for a Long Strike
The pandemic gave studios the playbook for a long work stoppage, while WGA’s battle with agencies helped organize writers

May 22, 2023 – Albequerque Journal
Production of ‘Duster’ suspended in NM as union workers support writer’s strike

May 22, 2023 – INEQUALITY.ORG
Lights, Camera, Action: Why the Hollywood Writers Strike Matters
If you work for a living in this increasingly unfair economy — or just watch TV — you have a stake in the Hollywood writers strike.

May 22, 2023 – REUTERS
Striking Hollywood writers lament residuals slide

May 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
As the writers’ strike lingers, TV showrunners are opting out of publicity for their work

May 19, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Shea Serrano: What it’s like to have your TV show come out during the writers’ strike

May 19, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
At “Trans Takeover” Picket at Netflix, Writers Push for Representation: “Let Us Make You Money”
The event from the striking union's Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Writers Subcommittee sought to improve visibility for these members both within the industry and the union.

May 19, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Aziz Ansari’s ‘Good Fortune’ Suspended Indefinitely Amid Writers Strike
Seth Rogen and Keanu Reeves also star in the Lionsgate feature, and the hope is filming will resume at a future date.

May 19, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Strike: ‘The Penguin’ Starring Colin Farrell Wrapping Production Week Disrupted By Picketing -Update

May 18, 2023 – IndieWire
The 2023 Upfronts Were a Big Win — for the WGA
IndieWire speaks with the folks who made sure no one had a good time this week — the Writers Guild of America.

May 18, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Fewer Stars, Fewer Shows, Fewer CEOs and More Picket Lines as Upfronts Wrap
Plus: Upfront superlatives. Who had the best party? The biggest picket line?

May 18, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
How Networks Faced (or Ignored) the Writers Strike in Their Fall Plans
CBS waves away the labor action, ABC works around it, and NBC tries something in between.

May 18, 2023 – KCRW
WGA is prepared for ‘deep strike’ if necessary, says guild VP

May 18, 2023 – Variety
How the Writers Strike Is Forcing a Rewrite of Emmy FYC Season

May 16, 2023 – The Cut
I’m a TV Writer on Food Stamps
While writers like me struggle to make ends meet, Hollywood studios get rich off the content we create.

May 16, 2023 – Jacobin
Hollywood Screenwriters Have Always Known That Moviemaking Is a Form of Labor
The Hollywood screenwriters' strike has deep historical roots: stretching back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, writers and many others in the industry have insisted that filmmaking is a form of labor — and fought for their rights as workers.

May 16, 2023 – Capital & Main
Hollywood Writers Have a Word for It: Inequality
From Cocaine Bear to Panda Express, the fight for a living wage is the same.

May 16, 2023 – The New Republic
How the Writers’ Strike Will Actually Change TV
Stories from the last strike can’t explain the current action. Nor should they necessarily give us comfort.

May 16, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Posts Studio-By-Studio Forecast of How Much a Deal Would Cost
The striking union projects that a consensus would set Disney back $75 million annually, and Netflix $68 million.

May 16, 2023 – The Atlantic
Why You Should Pay Attention to the Hollywood Writers Strike
“For a week or two, it’s kind of annoying ... But after several months, it can be disastrous.”

May 16, 2023 – IndieWire
WGA to Studios: We’re Asking for a Fraction of a Percent of Your Annual Revenue
According the writers, striking is so much more expensive than, you know, paying them.

May 12, 2023 – New Yorker Radio Hour
W.G.A. Strike: Why Your Favorite Shows Could Go Dark

May 12, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Anonymous Strike Diary: “The AMPTP Has Utterly Lost the PR War”
A brutally honest account by the creator of a streaming hit on failing studio messaging and the first days of picketing: "The strike lines have echoes of a cocktail party. Eyes dart around looking for someone better to talk to. Others hope to get laid. Many grit their teeth and just hope to get through it."

May 12, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Chris Keyser on the WGA’s “10,000-Front War” With Studios: “They’re Hiding the Money. We’ve Got to Find It”
The guild’s co-chair of the negotiating committee joins ‘TV’s Top 5’ podcast hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg to discuss the latest on the strike; other topics this week include the latest on the broadcast networks ahead of the upfronts and Disney’s plan for Hulu.

May 12, 2023 – Vanity Fair
The Writers Strike Is Blowing Up the Upfronts
There won’t be any Jimmy Kimmel roasts this year as A-listers skip the advertiser showcases. Netflix dropped its Paris Theater plans while competitors lean into news, sports, and reality. Says a WGA member: “The guild plans to make our presence felt.”

May 12, 2023 – The Verge
Netflix canceled its in-person upfront, probably to avoid the WGA’s picket lines
After being tipped off by the NYPD about strikers planning to demonstrate at its upcoming upfront presentation, Netflix has shifted to a virtual-only event.

May 12, 2023 – New York Times
Striking Writers’ Union Denies Waiver, Imperiling Tony Awards Telecast
The Writers Guild of America indicated it would not grant a waiver to allow a live telecast of the Tonys on June 11, threatening one of Broadway’s biggest marketing moments.

May 12, 2023 – Deadline
Seth MacFarlane & Showrunners Exit ‘Family Guy’ & ‘American Dad’ Until Striking WGA Gets New Contract

May 11, 2023 – In These Times
The WGA Strike Is More Than an Issue of Pay—it’s Part of the Battle for Diversity and Inclusion in Hollywood
For the first time in 15 years, 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike May 2, mostly asking for higher pay and better employment terms. But that’s not the end of the story.

May 11, 2023 – New York Times
Striking Writers Find Their Villain: Netflix
Fear of protests prompted the streaming giant to shift an anticipated presentation for advertisers to a virtual event and a top executive to skip an honorary gala.

May 11, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild to Picket Boston University Commencement Over David Zaslav Remaining 2023 Speaker
The picket announcement follows a statement from a BU spokesperson earlier this week confirming "there is no change in the university's plans," amid criticism tied to the writers strike.

May 11, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Film/TV Shoots at L.A. Hotels May Be Disrupted as Hospitality Workers Back Writers Strike (Exclusive)
UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents workers at popular shooting locations across the region, announced it "will not cross any picket line set up by the WGA."

May 11, 2023 – The Wrap
WGA Strike Roundtable: ‘I Can’t Support My Family for the Rest of the Year’ – Writer Moms Talk Why They Strike
Mothers and WGA members talk about how raising kids makes the drop in writers’ wages even more of a problem

May 10, 2023 – Deadline
WGA Raises $1.7 Million To Help Industry Workers Impacted By Strike

May 10, 2023 – Deadline
'Daredevil: Born Again’ Shuts Down For Rest Of Week After Striking Writers Picket Disney+ Show

May 10, 2023 – Deadline
Ted Sarandos Will Skip PEN America Gala Honoring Him Amid WGA Strike Given “Threat To Disrupt” Event

May 10, 2023 – Boston Herald
Writers Guild of America blasts Boston University for picking Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav as commencement speaker
The guild warns of picketing at BU’s commencement

May 10, 2023 – Not A Blog
Writers On Set

May 10, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
“Nice Tesla (You’re Welcome)”: A Roundup of Writers Strike Protest Signs
As picket lines popped up in Los Angeles and New York amid the Writers Guild of America strike, writers are leaning on their skills to get their messages out.

May 10, 2023 – The Wrap
J.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes and Adam McKay Lead Donations for $1.7 Million Strike Relief Fund
Greg Berlanti and Ryan Murphy are also among the high-profile writers to provide gifts for industry workers in financial need

May 10, 2023 – The Wrap
SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Expresses Solidarity With WGA: ‘Actors Are Facing the Same Problem’
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland also explains how using AI could lead to a lack of inclusive casting

May 8, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
President Biden Weighs in on WGA Strike, Says Writers Deserve a “Fair Deal”
"I sincerely hope the writers strike in Hollywood gets resolved," Biden told a crowd that included Disney execs at a White House screening of the Disney+ series 'American Born Chinese.'

May 8, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Emmys: Writers Guild Turns Away FYC Money From Struck Companies (Exclusive)
"After deliberation with our legal department, all FYC production is now suspended," a WGA rep notified companies on Saturday.

May 8, 2023 – NPR
MTV Movie & TV Awards cancels its live show over writers' strike

May 8, 2023 – NPR
Because of writers strike, MTV Movie & TV Awards was a different show than planned

May 8, 2023 – New York Times
‘It’s Going to Be a While’: No End in Sight for Hollywood Strike
The writers and entertainment companies remain far apart on several key issues, including money, and the standoff could last for months.

May 8, 2023 – The Guardian
Writers on why they’re standing up to Hollywood: ‘this is fundamentally broken’
Six film and TV writers discuss what the industry means to them and why they are fighting for its future

May 8, 2023 – The Guardian
Game of Thrones prequel paused as Hollywood writers’ strike continues
Production on final season of Stranger Things also halted as strike by thousands of US film and television writers blows out to almost a week

May 8, 2023 – The Guardian
This historic writers’ strike matters for everyone – not just Hollywood
The contract that the writers are striking for could set a powerful precedent that AI must work for people, rather than being used to marginalize people to juice profits

May 8, 2023 – Politico
AI’s footprint in the workplace spreads as D.C. stalls on guardrails
Contract talks between Hollywood writers and producers have put a spotlight on how the fast-developing technology is blowing up the jobs landscape.

May 8, 2023 – Politico
Biden calls for ‘a fair deal’ for striking screenwriters

May 5, 2023 – GQ
All About the Writers Strike: What Does the WGA Want and Why Are They Fighting So Hard for it?
A breakdown of the writers’ demands, the conditions that created them, and what this means for your favorite shows (and showrunners).

May 5, 2023 – The AV Club
UPDATE: MTV Movie And TV Awards switch to pre-taped show in response to Writers Guild picket
News of the picket came after host Drew Barrymore already announced she was dropping out of the event in solidarity with the Writers Guild strike

May 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild to Picket MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday
The move comes after the ongoing writers strike caused host Drew Barrymore to pull out from emceeing this year's show.

May 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards Will Not Be Held Live
The awards show will instead be a pre-taped ceremony airing Sunday night, organizers announced just hours after the Writers Guild of America disclosed plans to picket the live event.

May 5, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Studios Demand Showrunners Work During Writers Strike
Letters to striking writer-producers from studios including those owned by Warner Bros. and Disney state that they must perform non-writing duties and may be obligated to act against their guild's own mandates.

May 2, 2023 – Democracy Now
Hollywood Writers Strike: Abbott Elementary’s Brittani Nichols Decries “Gig Economy” in Streaming Era

May 2, 2023 – The Onion
Netflix Condemns WGA Strike For Putting Future Show Cancellations Behind Schedule

May 2, 2023 – The Onion
Inflatable Scabby The Rat Keeps Trying To Give Striking Hollywood Writers Copy Of His Screenplay

May 2, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Writers Defiant as Strike Begins: “We’re Not Scared, Bring It On”
Top writers took to social media to slam studios as the WGA orders its first work stoppage in 15 years: "They’re going to lose billions — and still give us a deal."

May 2, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Negotiators on Where Talks Broke Down: “They Really Weren’t Interested in Making a Deal”
In an interview after the studios and streamers and writers' union failed to reach an agreement on Monday night, David Goodman, Chris Keyser and Meredith Stiehm discussed how the guild came to its first work stoppage in 15 years.

April 30, 2023 – Wall Street Journal
Hollywood Braces for Potential Writers’ Strike Spurred by Shift to Streaming

April 29, 2023 – The New Yorker
Why Are TV Writers So Miserable?
On the cusp of a potential strike, writers explain why no one is having much fun making television anymore.

April 28, 2023 – The Atlantic
Why Hollywood Writers Might Go on Strike
The stories we love to binge don’t come from nowhere.

April 28, 2023 – New York Times
Hollywood, Both Frantic and Calm, Braces for Writers’ Strike
Studios have moved up deadlines for TV writers, and late-night shows are preparing to go dark. But for other segments of the industry, it’s business as usual.

April 28, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Writers Guild and studios continue talks, but deal remains elusive as possible strike looms

April 27, 2023 – Vox
The looming threat of AI to Hollywood, and why it should matter to you
Artificial intelligence could be the most important part of a writers strike, for reasons bigger than show business.

April 25, 2023 – Deadline
IATSE Joins Hollywood Unions Supporting WGA As Contract Talks Enter Final Week

April 24, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Directors Guild Calls for Studios and Streamers to Reach “Fair and Reasonable Agreement” With Writers
The union is set to enter negotiations with major Hollywood companies just 10 days after the WGA's contract expires.

April 22, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
SAG-AFTRA Unanimously Votes to “Strongly” Support WGA in Its Contract Negotiations
"It is long past time for the studios, streamers, and other employers in the entertainment industry to remove roadblocks to fair and equitable wages and working conditions," a resolution from the performers’ union read.

April 19, 2023 – Washington Post
The existential threat driving a potential Hollywood writers’ strike
The Writers Guild of America announced Monday that nearly 98 percent of voting members authorized the potential walkout.

April 19, 2023 – KCRW: Press Play
Looming Hollywood writers’ strike, Rafael Casal on ‘Blindspotting’

April 18, 2023 – The AV Club
As strike looms, The Bear, CSI: Vegas, and more TV writers tell us what it's really like behind the scenes
Writers from across the entertainment industry have been sharing their experiences online. The A.V.C

April 18, 2023 – All Of It
Adam Conover Explains How Streaming Impacts TV Writers

April 17, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Writers Guild members vote to authorize strike by record margin as contract deadline nears

April 17, 2023 – New York Times
Hollywood Writers Approve of Strike as Shutdown Looms
The writers have not gone on strike in 15 years, and the vote gives their unions the right to call for a walkout when their contract expires on May 1.

April 17, 2023 – Fast Company
‘Our way of life is crumbling’: Why TV writers are gearing up for a potential strike
The rise of streaming TV has dramatically shifted the financial reality for writers.

April 17, 2023 – NPR
'We're just at a breaking point': Hollywood writers vote to authorize strike

April 16, 2023 – NPR
Streaming changed the Hollywood landscape. Now its writers are voting to go on strike
As members of the Writers Guild of America wrap up voting on whether to authorize a strike, NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to two writers about the changing content landscape in Hollywood.

April 16, 2023 – Reuters
Hollywood writers vote on whether to give negotiators power to call strike.

April 11, 2023 – Vanity Fair
A Writers’ Strike Might Grind Hollywood to a Halt: What You Need to Know
Why film and TV scribes are preparing to stop work—and how a potential strike could change everything.

April 10, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
Studios face turmoil and strife amid WGA negotiations. Not our problem, writers say

April 10, 2023 – Los Angeles Times
As Hollywood strike looms, five writers share their stories

March 27, 2023 – New York Times
Why There Is Talk of a Writers’ Strike in Hollywood
TV and movie writers want more money, but Hollywood companies say the demands ignore economic realities. The deadline to sort out those differences is approaching.

March 24, 2023 – Rolling Stone
Inside TV Writers’ Fight to Keep Their Shows From Disappearing
Ahead of ongoing WGA negotiations, several TV writers tell Rolling Stone the burst of the streaming bubble has them nervous for the future of the industry— and their hard work.

March 22, 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Writers Guild Says It’s Pushing to Prohibit AI-Generated Works Under Contract in Negotiations
The guild, which is currently at the table with studios and streamers over this issue and others, said Wednesday that artificial intelligence "has no role in guild-covered work, nor in the chain of title in the intellectual property."