Hollywood actors guild votes to authorize strike, as writers strike continues
Actors represented by the Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA voted to authorize a strike if major studios don’t meet their demands for a new contract by June 30.
BU Prez Slams ‘Deliberately Abusive' Commencement Protest
The outgoing president of Boston University has denounced some of the students who protested their commencement speaker, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, at the ceremony last week, saying they were pushing “cancel culture.” Zaslav, a BU alum, spoke to the graduates Sunday, May 21, as the writer’s guild strike began. There were protests both inside and outside Nickerson Field,…
Writer's Strike Ends Fourth Week With Zero Progress
As the Writers Guild of America strike wraps up its fourth week today — with no end in sight — the strikers will break from the picketing script that’s defined the first month of their walkout and will, instead, take part in what’s expected to be a large, multi-union rally in downtown. “We’re switching up the usual L.A. studio...
Television's Biggest Mystery: How Long Will Pipeline for New Programming Be Closed?
The week in May when ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox traditionally unveiled programming plans in glitzy presentations to advertisers has always spoken to the networks’ power over popular culture. It was decidedly muted this year, both to the continued growth of streaming and uncertainties caused by the Hollywood writers strike.
SAG-AFTRA Calls for Strike Authorization Vote Ahead of Studio Talks
SAG-AFTRA announced Wednesday that it will hold a strike authorization vote as it seeks to get its “ducks in a row” ahead of June 7 negotiations with the major studios.
BU Facing Heat for Hosting Warner Bros. Discovery CEO Amid WGA Strike
Boston University’s choice for commencement speaker is drawing criticism from not only some of their students and alum, but also Hollywood writers on strike. Graduation is in less than two weeks and BU hasn’t said if they will drop the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov as their speaker. “I think commencement is a place for like inclusivity,” said...
President Biden Calls for ‘Fair Deal' for Striking Hollywood Writers
President Joe Biden is calling for a “fair deal” for Hollywood’s striking writers. He hosted a White House screening Monday of the the upcoming streaming series “American Born Chinese” to mark Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Drew Barrymore Steps Down as Host of 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards 3 Days Before Show
Drew Barrymore stepped down from hosting the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards in solidarity with striking members of the Writers Guild of America.
Writers Strike Looks to Be a Long Fight, as Hollywood Braces
It looks likely to be a long grind for Hollywood writers who have gone on strike to preserve pay and hang on to job security.
Which Shows Are Impacted by the Writer's Strike?
The short answer is virtually every show in production, but there are specific types of shows that are already seeing the effects of the Writers Guild of America strike.