A stir in the world of entertainment yet Writers Guild of America (Writers Guild of America) will officially announce its first strike in 15 years. The force meter started last Tuesday, May 2, but it is not known when it will end.
Through a sweeping statement, the union detailed the points of its proposal designating a minimum of 6 or 12 writers for each TV show, depending on the number of episodes. They also require a minimum of 10 to 52 weeks of work per season.
For its part, the Motion Picture and Television Producers Alliance, which represents film studios and television services, flow, announced that the negotiations had come to an end without agreement. However, AMPTP maintains that it cannot guarantee a minimum number of staff or time for the various projects.
Despite this, AMPTP says it is “ready to enter into talks with the WGA in an effort to break this impasse.” No future date has been set between the two sides to return to the negotiating table.
Another issue of concern to the union that also requires attention is the issue of utilization artificial intelligence, which they demand to organize. The WGA suggests that AI “may not write or rewrite literary material” and that it may not “use it as source material”. AMPTP has only agreed to study the issue.
This is how the writers’ strike will affect the current production of series and films
A large number of writers who demand better working conditions work in large studios such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and Warner Bros.
Although the measure of strength also includes broadcasting companies, production services usually work in advance, writing all episodes before shooting begins. This means that series like Succession, The Citadel or Queen Charlotte: A Series by Bridgerton have already completed their production runs. However, this action could affect future productions such as Season 2 of The Last of Us, The Last of Us, or The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which are in full production.
In fact, late-night shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! o Late Night with Seth Myers will be hit hardest, as will Saturday Night Live.
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