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Studios Present New Offer to Writers as Mysterious Memo Warns “Be Ready to Strike”

30 April, 2017 (17:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:35 PM PDT 4/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel A walkout at an economic cost of $200 million per week seems increasingly likely — but could still be averted. Meanwhile, a reported memo from the WGA isn’t actually from the WGA. Hollywood moved closer to its first major strike in a decade Sunday, with studio and WGA […]

WGA Members Authorize Strike as Negotiations Resume Tomorrow!

24 April, 2017 (18:32) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

4:34 PM PDT 4/24/2017 by Jonathan Handel A resounding 96.3 percent voted yes. Writers Guild of America members have voted to authorize a strike against Hollywood studios and producers, the guild announced Tuesday in a letter to members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. A walkout would start May 2, the union has previously said, if […]

TV Showrunners Speak Out on Possible Writers Strike: “Anybody Would Be Crazy to Want One.”

19 April, 2017 (11:27) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

7:30 AM PDT 4/14/2017 by Jonathan Handel “The idea that we should just roll over and take it up the ass [is] a terrible, terrible thing,” Stephen Falk of ‘You’re the Worst’ tells THR as the minds behind ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ also weigh in on the strike authorization vote. The Writers […]

Writers Guild Health Plan a Headache for Negotiators as Possible Strike Looms!

30 March, 2017 (17:35) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

3:19 PM PDT 3/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel THR has obtained figures showing just how costly fixing the troubled health plan will be, what the studios are willing to pay, and what the writers are requesting. As the Writers Guild prepares to send out strike authorization ballots to its members, and with talks possibly resuming even […]

Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike?

21 March, 2017 (16:41) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

6:00 AM PDT 3/21/2017 by Jonathan Handel Hollywood Reporter As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriters’ wages drop 21 percent. With scripted television booming — 455 series this season, more than double the number six years ago — […]