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Don
Posted: May 2nd, 2023, 5:51pm Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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So, thoughts?


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As so we all do I would hope, Don. A caveat I’ve received from several sites:  Even if you are not a WGA member, beware of pitching or signing with any signatory company on their “struck” list. It could well come back to bite you in any future script deals. WGA has a comprehensive list of signatories posted on its website. Check it out before submitting or signing anything during the strike. Better safe than sorry.


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Yes! Thank you Don for posting.
Too often the Writer is on the last rung of the ladder, yet without the Writer (s) - no show.

No residuals on Streaming and syndication.
Regulation of material using AI.
The advent of mini writer's rooms.
Basically writers should be able to make a decent living v Execs whose salaries have ballooned.

98% of Writers have endorsed this strike.
Things need to change.


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Quoted from LC
Too often the Writer is on the last rung of the ladder, yet without the Writer (s) - no show.


Yep... hell yeah workers, get your respect and get your money.-A



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I got an email from The Black List that any writer who crosses the picket line will be permanently banned from WGA membership.
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Quoted from dawnpisturino
I got an email from The Black List that any writer who crosses the picket line will be permanently banned from WGA membership.

They mean business!
Which is good.
I hope they get results. It sure will be interesting to see how this plays out.




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I’m almost always on strike.


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I'm guessing most of us on here would one day aspire to be in the WGA (or local equivalent), so the rights they are fighting for are important and do nothing more than ask that writing in the world of streamers pays a sustainable salary.

I also stand with Max


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Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show made a great statement when the News writers were about to go on strike when negotiations broke down: "Why is it always 'Management's offers, but worker's demands?'"

I'll always stand with the writers.


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Quoted from steven8
Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show made a great statement when the News writers were about to go on strike when negotiations broke down: "Why is it always 'Management's offers, but worker's demands?'"

I'll always stand with the writers.


That's an awesome quote. I love it when language is dissected like that to show implicit bias within the system.

Here's hoping the WGA gets a quick and decisive victory!!


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Last strike sucked. Hopefully the writers can get a good deal and everyone can get back to work soon. Here's hoping.

Ghost


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Given the quality of film and TV right now, this strike may go on for a very long time.


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BREAKING: Hollywood actors join screenwriters on strike in first joint walkout since 1960, halting production across the industry—AP


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Good to see the actors and writers standing together. Too bad the directors wimped out.-A


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I support the WGA in general.

I think one of their specific demands is unresaonable: This one:

Pre-greenlight rooms: Minimum staff of 6 writers
(including 4 Writer-Producers)

Post-greenlight rooms:

 1 writer per episode up to 6 episodes, then 1
additional writer required for each 2 episodes
after 6 up to a max. of 12 writers

 Example: 8 episodes requires 7 writers incl. 4
Writer-Producers; 10 episodes requires 8
writers incl. 5 Writer-Producers.


This is a creative field and I see no rational way to arbitraily establish how many writers it shoud take to write something. Sheridan as an example wriote Yellowstone by hiimself - should he be forced to take 7 additional writers???? Should Sorkin? Tarantino?

Instead the union should be focused on max work hours per week - a standard l ike that would yield the applicable number of writers for a series.

Other than that - I'm with them


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