Writers’ strike: What’s at stake and how it could disrupt Hollywood
The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers had been negotiating over pay, streaming residuals and other issues for a new contract to replace a three-year deal that expired May 1.
A majority of the WGA’s membership voted in April to authorize a strike if an agreement wasn’t reached.
On Monday evening, the boards of directors of the WGA’s East and West coast divisions voted to call a strike effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
The WGA says late-night talk shows would be among the first to be affected by a possible strike.
Southern California’s production economy was upended during the last writers’ strike, which lasted 100 days and happened in 2007-08.
Here’s everything leading up to and what you need to know about a writers strike.
Members of SAG-AFTRA voted by a wide margin to give their leaders authority to call a strike even before negotiations have begun with the major studios.
If actors go on strike they would join Hollywood’s writers, who are entering their sixth week of a walkout.
The Directors Guild of America said it has reached a ‘historic deal’ with the major studios on a new three-year film and TV contract.
Student heckling of David Zaslav speech was ‘cancel culture,’ Boston University president says
The university president apologized to Warner Bros Discovery CEO Zaslav after he was jeered by student supporters of the Hollywood writers’ strike
Hollywood writers say the bosses make too much. This is what our analysis found
A Times survey tallies the paydays for the heads of Warner Bros. Discovery, Netflix and more. The issue has become a hot topic on picket lines during the writers’ strike.
The focus on shutting down individual productions such as ‘The Chi’ reflects the more aggressive tactics being used by Writers Guild members compared to the previous strike in 2007-2008.
The work stoppage by the WGA will put scripted shows on hold but the networks still have to sell ad time for the fall. How much will it hurt?
As the writers’ strike lingers, TV showrunners are opting out of publicity for their work
In an effort to increase the pressure on studios to come to an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, some showrunners have chosen to stop publicity work for their series.
In a guest column, the first-time showrunner and creator of Amazon Freevee’s ‘Primo’ says writers are asking for reasonable accommodations that help make writing a viable career path.
Here are all of the awards shows and entertainment events that have been affected by the writers’ strike.
The WGA announced Monday that it would not picket the Broadway awards show, scheduled for June 11, allowing it to proceed in altered form.
Writers’ strike picket lines spoil television’s upfront advertising party for NBCUniversal and Fox
Picket lines in front of New York venues for upfront advertiser events kept big stars away from the stage as the TV selling season kicked off.
‘We’re fighting for survival’: Writers on the picket line talk pay, family and how the strike is hitting home
How is the WGA strike affecting lives? Hear from the mother of triplets, someone who moonlights for LAUSD to make ends meet and three others on the picket line.
The Tony Awards Management Committee and television partner CBS will meet Monday to determine next steps for the awards show.
Teamsters Hollywood Local 399 boss Lindsay Dougherty has caught the attention of the labor movement with her forceful rhetoric. Her sometimes profane style has drawn out some critics.
There are a number of issues combining to limit the hiring and advancement of Latinx writers in Hollywood.
Column: Your boss wants AI to replace you. The writers’ strike shows how to fight back
Artists, journalists and screenwriters are leading the fight against employers who would seek to replace them with the products of ChatGPT and other generative AI software.
In the shadow of the writers’ strike, Hollywood studios turn to directors for deal on pay
Another big challenge faces Hollywood studios: avoiding a strike with directors and actors, who begin negotiations over new pay deals as early as this week.
Why many members of the Writers Guild of America have targeted streaming giant Netflix in their fight for higher streaming residuals.
Hollywood was built on the work of underappreciated writers. Just ask Chandler, Faulkner and Fitzgerald
The current fight between writers and their studio bosses is nothing new. The quest for respect goes back to the earliest days of Hollywood.
The writers’ strike, if it stretches on, could deliver a massive blow to the economy in Southern California. One expert predicted $3 billion or more in losses.
The WGA strike, the first in Hollywood for 15 years, could hurt some media companies and help others.
Only in this galaxy would Baby Yoda march next to Darth Vader for the Hollywood writers’ strike as guild members celebrate Star Wars Day.
At Hollywood bar Three Clubs, WGA members will receive half off their tab for the duration of the strike, among other deals popping up in support.
The current writers’ strike is just the latest in Hollywood. Since the 1950s, writers gone on strike eight times.
Hollywood studios are pushing back on claims by striking writers that their latest offers were paltry.
As a Hollywood writers’ strike hobbles production, L.A. businesses brace for ripple effects
As productions shut down due to the writers’ strike, local prop houses, florists and caterers worry about their future and loss of work, as their business costs continue to rise.
Hollywood’s writers went on strike, but what were the issues that led to the fallout with the studios and streamers. Here are six issues where talks fell apart.
Thousands of film and TV writers on strike joined picket lines in L.A. and across the nation. Many voiced their grievances through memorable signs.
NBC intends to pay two weeks of salary to staff members, while Fallon and Meyers have pledged to fund a third week, sources say.
Column: Streamers profited when ‘the idiot box’ became art. They forgot writers made it that way
Television’s most recent ‘Golden Age’ set off a gold rush that transformed Hollywood. The writers’ strike means the boom has finally gone bust.
Actor Samira Wiley, married to a screenwriter, joins a writers-strike picket line and credits her Emmy win to scribe who wrote that ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ episode.
If I were starting now, I wouldn’t have been able to stick it out and make a career for myself as a TV writer in Hollywood.
The writers union is demanding higher wages and an overhaul of the residual payment process to reflect the modern age of streaming content.
Hollywood writers formed picket lines in L.A. and New York after the Writers Guild of America called a strike for better pay and working conditions.
Writers’ strike: Hollywood scribes picket studios for better pay. ‘It’s not sustainable’
Hollywood writers on Tuesday formed picket lines in L.A. and New York after the Writers Guild of America called a strike to demand better pay from streaming and improved working conditions.
Writers are headed to picket lines Tuesday afternoon after the studios and the Writers Guild of America failed to reach a deal for a new three-year contract that addresses key economic issues of the streaming era.
What shows are affected by the writers’ strike? ‘SNL’ and late-night are among the first
It’s still unclear how many more productions will stop work; however, shows like ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will finish out their seasons.
TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, whose shows are among the first to be affected by the writers’ strike, voice support for the Writers Guild of America.
Hollywood’s writers have gone on strike for the first time in 15 years amid a sea change in the way content is being distributed and creators are being compensated.
In the days before the Writers Guild of America called on members to strike, the creators of hit shows, including ‘Shrinking,’ ‘The Last of Us’ and more, gathered to discuss the state of the industry.
What can you work on, or not, during the writers’ strike? Here’s what Hollywood writers need to know.
There are several funds available that can provide temporary assistance for those in dire financial situations due to the strike.
For most people who write for film and TV, the gigs are anything but steady. So while the strike is a more definitive interruption, this is a workforce that’s accustomed to finding other ways to make ends meet.
Hollywood’s writers prepare to picket studios after they failed to reach a deal with studios to replace a contract that expired Monday night.
Writers Guild and studios continue talks, but deal remains elusive as possible strike looms
The WGA and the major Hollywood studios still aren’t close to agreement on a new contract, increasing the odds of a strike as early as next week.
The Writers Guild of America is adding pressure on Hollywood studios, highlighting how their shows and streaming platforms will be affected by a strike if it happens on May 2.
Restructuring, layoffs and show cancellations at Hollywood studios, as well as the risk of a pending writers strike, slowed film and TV production.
Writers Guild members vote to authorize strike by record margin as contract deadline nears
The vote in favor of authorizing a strike adds pressure to ongoing talks between the WGA and Hollywood studios over pay and conditions.
Column: We can’t afford another writers’ strike. Not Hollywood, not L.A., not the country
The last strike cost $4.5 billion in today’s dollars. That’s why the studios need to stop preparing for the next one and start trying to prevent it.
Hollywood is girding for the first big labor showdown since 2007-08 as members of the Writers Guild of America vote to authorize a possible strike. What got us here?
Streaming has transformed television and led to a surge in content, but it also has squeezed Hollywood writers. Five Writers Guild of America members share their stories.
Layoffs, hints of a recession and an uncertain future for streaming add up to contentious negotiations as the WGA looks for a new deal with Hollywood studios.
Unscripted programming is once again poised to serve as a stopgap for networks and streaming services, but since the last strike, it has matured into a formidable genre.
The 2007-08 writers’ strike, and lingering mistrust between big media companies and their Hollywood workers, has cast a long shadow over current WGA contract talks.
The call for a possible strike comes amid growing concern that writers will stage a walkout in a dispute over streaming compensation.
As AI is becoming more ubiquitous, the Writers Guild is proposing some guidelines for how to regulate it and avoid writers being cut out of the creation of TV and film.
The talks between writers and studios are being closely watched as many in Hollywood fear that this year’s contract renegotiation could lead to a strike.
Days before contract talks, WGA leaders describe ‘existential’ threat to Hollywood writers
On the eve of contract negotiations, leaders of the WGA are pressing their case as to why writers deserve better pay in the streaming era.
A WGA analysis of pay paints a bleak picture for Hollywood writers as the union readies for negotiations with studios.
Although stunned by the medical leave of the union’s chief negotiator, many guild members have voiced confidence in his replacement, Ellen Stutzman.
The union is asking for studios to improve compensation in streaming and in residual payments in negotiations that some anticipate will result in a strike.
WGA chief negotiator David Young replaced due to illness ahead of key talks with studios
The chief negotiator of the Writers Guild of America has gone on medical leave and been replaced just weeks before critical talks with studios commence.
The Writers Guild of America has asked its members to vote on a list of key proposals that will guide negotiations with the major studios in the spring.
Studios and producers are preparing for a possible writers’ strike, a month before negotiations are set to begin with the Writers Guild of America.
Writers meet today to discuss the issues they expect will be at the center of difficult contract negotiations with the studios this spring.