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  • Updated Jan 9

  • Mar 22, 2023

    The last WGA strike kicked off primarily over issues regarding writers’ protections in new media (aka streaming). The possible WGA strike in 2023 is brewing over the ways in which the resulting explosion of content has affected writers’ bottom lines.

    The amount of money that writers receive in streaming residuals - the fees paid when an episode of television or movie they’ve written airs - pales in comparison to traditional residuals. And while the previous strike resulted in a deal that saw an uptick in DVD royalties paid to writers, that market has since collapsed.

    That left many writers without a reliable source of income. If Hollywood writers strike, one important reason will be to bring current residuals back in line with historical trends.

    A potential WGA strike in 2023 may also address structural changes in the industry. Episode orders are shrinking, rooms are getting smaller, and market forces have streamers looking to save wherever they can.

    For instance, the strike might seek to outlaw the practice of streamers reclassifying feature films as “TV movies” to save money on residual payments to ‌writers.

    From the WGA's perspective, this means fewer writers doing more work for less money.

    Even though the current MBA doesn’t expire until May 1st, 2023, preparations have already begun. The WGA announced the formation of their negotiating committee last November and is planning to hold meetings with their membership in the coming weeks to outline specific asks and gather feedback.

    The membership will then take a vote as to whether or not a strike should be authorized in the event that an agreement between the WGA and the AMPTP isn’t reached by midnight on May 1st.

    If the writer’s guild strike is authorized and the MBA isn’t agreed upon by the given date, then it will be pencils down for writers until the WGA and the AMPTP settle their differences.

    During a strike, producers and studios will not hear pitches for original projects or open writing assignments. Similarly, if you have hired a WGA writer or writers to staff a television show, they will not be able to work until the writer’s guild strike has ended. If your project is already shooting or in the midst of scheduling, production can continue, but script changes cannot be implemented. You also are not allowed to hire any non-union writers to complete any work.

  • Mar 22, 2023
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    ChatGPT replacing these niggas anyways

  • Mar 22, 2023
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    Mr Motion

    ChatGPT replacing these niggas anyways

    Legally it can’t lmao

  • Mar 22, 2023
    mjpplus

    Legally it can’t lmao

  • Purrp 🌚
    Mar 22, 2023
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    Mr Motion

    ChatGPT replacing these niggas anyways

    Yay an even lazier way of recycling stories

  • Mar 22, 2023
    Purrp

    Yay an even lazier way of recycling stories

    Not gonna happen under my watch

  • Mar 22, 2023

    writers are so f***ed get a real job

  • Mar 22, 2023

    I read that Chatgpt article yesterday. Can’t believe it’s fake

  • Mar 22, 2023
    Purrp

    Yay an even lazier way of recycling stories

    What’s buddy name, Bg231 or what who claims to have written for all these major movies, gonna carry the industry on his back

  • Mar 22, 2023
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    Do a writers strike let ai write while they on strike so that people value human writers in this dumb timeline

  • RASIE 🦦
    Mar 23, 2023

    Can't decide which side I care the least about

  • Mar 23, 2023

    Tweets in OP literally say dont be mislead by headlines but thread title and OP are doing exactly that.

  • Mar 23, 2023
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    Oh so that's why all these movies have godawful s***ty writing nowadays, a strike was coming up

  • Mar 23, 2023

    wtf

  • Mar 23, 2023
    flootures

    Oh so that's why all these movies have godawful s***ty writing nowadays, a strike was coming up

  • Last strike killed television and is why Reality TV (no writers) took over everything.

    Let’s hope this is resolved before a strike.

  • Apr 3, 2023

    The union has set a strike authorization vote, with online polls opening April 11 at 8:30 a.m. and closing April 17 at 12 p.m., the guild announced to members on Monday. While a strike authorization vote does not ensure a writers’ strike will occur, it does gauge members’ willingness to cease work if the union deems a strike necessary. If a large portion of members supports a potential strike, that could improve writers’ leverage in their ongoing talks with the studios and streamers. As such, the guild was widely expected to call the vote at some point during a round of negotiations that many members consider pivotal for shoring up the future of their profession.

  • Apr 3, 2023

    ai bout to go off

    27890673 new shows and movies already written

  • F*** I remember how Friday Night Lights TV series got affected by it badly during one of their seasons

  • Apr 3, 2023

    anyone know

    on a show like tlou or house of dragons how much do writers get paid. what about the vfx, location manager and the other departments.

    ain't no way these niggas getting paid well while the actors getting a million a show

  • LETS GOOO

    GO ON STRIKE

  • flootures

    Oh so that's why all these movies have godawful s***ty writing nowadays, a strike was coming up

  • Apr 4, 2023

  • proper 🔩
    Apr 4, 2023
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    it’s your time to shine @twitch

    time to take these ungrateful writers jobs

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