fans4wga · 3 days
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Again, this is the anticipated broadcast network TV (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc.) fall season timeline, given the possible SAG-AFTRA + WGA strike on July 1st.
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Late night shows will return first.
If writing resumes in September, shooting might begin early/mid October. Episodes will most likely air starting in Jan 2024.
Networks can't afford a strike until December. The longer [the] strike goes, the more it will benefit deep-pocketed streamers who are trying to put the networks out of business. If networks don't cut a deal on mini rooms, and streaming $, they'll lose a season, and streamers will replace them.
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keybearer92 · 1 day
If you want a concise, more visual breakdown of a writers job is on and off set and why they’re on strike, watch this.
I’m sure by now many people have an idea of why the writers are on strike but,for those who may not be this is a good way get the gist of the writers strike. I think Vox did a great job at breaking down the writers roles as well as how that has changed over time. And more importantly why they are on strike. Give it a watch when you can!
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wovesaxe · 5 days
💚 Tolkien fans: show support for the WGA Strike 💚
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Tolkien/Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fans, here’s an opportunity to show support for the WGA strike! Fans are working together to provide not only breakfast but also elevensies to picketing writers this Friday, June 9, during the themed LOTR picketing day! Please boost & share in all your LOTR related fan spaces.
Donate here on Ko-fi (includes a PayPal option for people outside the US)
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stackee · 1 month
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dyingstarsatdusk · 1 month
My first thought when I read about the wga strike on tumblr was along the lines of 'that's happening in America, so none of my business.'
And i guess it is kinda true because I live like thousands of miles away and I cannot understand the people the emotions and goals of the people there.
But there is also the fact that it doesn't just affect the people there. I also love the shows that they're talking about, and so in a way it affects all of us. And besides, this isn't about the shows it is aboupt the people behind the show. It is about the people who work hard to create the things for us but are not even getting what they deserve for it.
What I'm trying to say is that just because the strike is in America doesn't mean we shouldn't show our support for it or consider it 'not our issue'
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instantcaramel · 1 month
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chirpsythismorning · 8 days
Day 31 of WGA strike
Yesterday, after Netflix France tweeted that s5 of Stranger Things was officially in production, the ST Writer’s had this to say:
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So the ST writers have shot down claims that the final season is in production, with the reasoning being that they are on a literal strike fighting for fair pay and stronger worker protections as we speak…
Kind of satisfying seeing an account directly associated with Netflix get called out by the writers of their most successful series 🤭✍️ (but also my heart goes out to that likely clueless French intern...)
For those that don’t know, SAG and DGA also have their contracts expiring soon, on June 30th. If they are not able to reach an agreement with the studios, there’s a serious chance they too will strike, which could be as soon as July 1st.
It is now June 1st, which means Stranger Things 5 WOULD have been in production starting today, if not for the studios refusing to agree to a fair deal with the WGA, warranting this strike to commence in the first place.
The longer Netflix and other studios refuse to budge, the longer ST5 and other productions will continue to sit in limbo, or worse, be cancelled or removed off a streaming platforms altogether.
Unfortunately, despite a strong sense of public support at the start of the strike, everyone has pretty much moved on. But it’s important to understand that the strike is still very much ongoing and also requires consistent attention from the public in order for the studios to hopefully feel the pressure and make a fair deal with writers sooner than later.
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things or any other series/film that has been impacted by studios’ greed and refusal to agree to a fair deal, please continue to show your support for the strike. If we act like it's not happening, all we’re doing is benefiting the studios who want us to forget, all while letting down the creatives who are responsible for all the stories we love so much.
So please make sure to do whatever you can personally to spread the word, and also share this so we as a collective can have an impact!
Follow the Strike! A lot of support on social media has slowed down! So please be sure to follow the official accounts advocating for the strike via Instagram (@writersguildwest/@wgaeast), via Twitter (@WGAWest/@WGAEast) and engage with their content. Also follow tags like #WGAStrong, #WGAStrike and #WritersStrike. This is the official site for the WGA strike if you want to learn more about what's going on before diving in!
Donate! The Entertainment Community Fund is endorsed by the WGA for anyone that wants to support those affected by the strike financially.
Also Stranger Things fans! Consider donating through this link to the Entertainment Community Fund, where the money donated still goes directly to that fund, this is just an organizing page for Stranger Things fans specifically! By allowing fans to see how much of an impact we make as a collective, in real time, this could encourage even more ST fans to want to contribute. In a best case scenario, if this GoFundMe were to reach impressive proportions of donations from fans, that could lead to news outlets reporting on it, which could allow an opportunity for even more eyes on the strike, while also even more importantly being able to provide financial support to those that need it on strike out of work.
Trend and Spread the Word! On social media, use #StrangerFansforWGA or #fans4wga to trend or even just to reach other fans also looking to come together to support the strike!
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fans4wga · 3 hours
Lord of the Rings picket day at Amazon
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[first image id: two WGA picket signs that both say "Writers Guild on Strike!" with pictures below. The first sign has a picture of Pippin from the Lord of the Rings movies played by Billy Boyd and says, "Second breakfast!? Sigh. I can hardly afford the first" and the second has a picture of the dragon Smaug from the Hobbit movies and says "Rings of Power per episode: $57M. WGA Amazon ask, per year: $32M. Smaug approves!"
second image id: outdoor table setup with boxes of food fundraised by fans for the picketers. There's a printed sign that says, "The beacons have been lit. Ringers around the world stand in solidarity with writers. Second breakfast and Elevenses is on us! The Lord of the Rings fandom." end ID]
Thanks to everyone who boosted, shared, and donated to the Lord of the Rings picket event! Food delivery was a success! (images from Chelsea Schwarts on Twitter)
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fans4wga · 18 days
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SNOOP DOGG goes off-script in a conversation with Larry Jackson, formerly of Apple Music and current Co-Founder and CEO of Gamma, moderated by Shirley Halperin, Executive Editor of Variety Magazine at The Milken Institute. (May 3, 2023)
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fans4wga · 9 days
SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, IATSE, Writers Guild Issue Joint Statement in Solidarity with Directors Guild of America
May 31, 2023
Los Angeles, CA — As the Directors Guild of America’s negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) enter their final scheduled week, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts (Teamsters Local 399, IBEW Local 40, LiUNA! Local 724, OPCMIA Local 755 and UA Local 78), the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) stand alongside our sisters, brothers, and kin in the DGA in their pursuit of a fair contract.
We believe in a Hollywood where every worker is valued and their contributions recognized, whether their labor is on or off screen. A fair contract for directors does not benefit just a select few; it uplifts every worker in the film and television industry and acknowledges the interconnected nature of our work. We call on the AMPTP to immediately negotiate a fair agreement that addresses the Directors Guild of America’s unique priorities in good faith.
As eyes around the world again turn towards the negotiation table, we send a clear message to the AMPTP: Our solidarity is not to be underestimated. The Hollywood guilds and unions stand united, and we stand strong.
In solidarity,
Matthew D. Loeb International President, IATSE
Lindsay Dougherty Motion Picture Division Director & Western Region Vice President, Teamsters Hollywood Basic Crafts, Chairperson
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, SAG-AFTRA
Michael Winship President, Writers Guild of America, East
Meredith Stiehm President, Writers Guild of America West
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fans4wga · 13 days
"There goes the fall season." –Mini Q&A w/ WGA Strike Captain Warren Leight
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[Mod Note: Please encourage SAG-AFTRA members to VOTE YES on the strike authorization here by 5:00 PM PT on Monday, June 5th, 2023.
It is not a guarantee that SAG-AFTRA will strike, unless 75% of their members vote yes to authorize one in the event that negotiations, starting on June 7, fall through. Their contract expires on June 30, at midnight, meaning they could strike as early as July 1.
Having an overwhelming majority of members (aka 99%) authorize a strike allows the board to negotiate from a place of strength.
Unions are stronger together, so this move would not only benefit SAG-AFTRA members, but also members of the WGA. As a reminder, if everyone in show business agrees to not work and/or not cross a picket line, then the studios will be under great pressure to agree to a fair deal in order for productions to resume.]
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fans4wga · 17 days
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Multi-hyphenate QUINTA BRUNSON speaks to wgawest on the 3rd week of the 2023 WGA Strike.
[ID] We're able to bring a lot of joy to this strike...but [it'd] be ignorant not to, you know, acknowledge that people are out of work.
We have to remember what we're working toward. You know, we're working toward this being over.
We're working toward better pay, better living arrangements. People need to live. People need sustenance. You know, they need to be able to pay their rent, to pay for food.
If we keep staying strong, then, you know, we're actually going to be able to make this end sooner and get the things that we're fighting for.
It's just important to remember that we're fighting for something and we're not gonna leave here with nothing! [/ID]
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fans4wga · 17 days
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(please send us more pro-wga memes. mod is running low on ideas)
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fans4wga · 18 days
The WGA is winning the PR battle.
"Overall, 71 percent of Americans with an opinion backed the writers in their dispute with AMPTP. The survey indicated that the dispute has high visibility with the public, with more than 80 percent of Americans polled saying they had an opinion on the ongoing strike."
That's an amazing number, significantly higher than the 60% of people who supported the last strike in mid-December 2007 (a little over a month from when the strike started on November 5.)
What's next? -> Public support DROPPED over the course of the strike in 2007. People got upset their shows weren't airing, and while we sympathize with fans, the writers' concerns have to come first. We should be getting the word out to our friends, families, and communities so that doesn't happen again. We should be scheduling reminders in a few weeks or a few months to post again on social media to boost morale even when time is passing.
Wouldn't it be great if 75 or 80% of Americans supported the strike in a month? We can do that if fans and audiences everywhere keep pushing for a better understanding of what the WGA's very reasonable demands are.
Now is the time to get mad that Willow is getting canned and deleted, that Lockwood & Co. was unceremoniously cancelled, that Netflix is dangling the Six of Crows spinoff over fans' heads and forcing Shadow and Bone fans to replay seasons again and again in the hopes of getting a renewal. Get angry and agitate for change. Tweet #IStandWithTheWGA and #DoTheWriteThing. Team up with your fandom to send food & snacks to the picket lines (see here for an example, and reach out to this account if you need help getting started with any fan initiative!)
Send a message of WGA support on Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max or any other streaming site you own. (Sample letter available here.)
It's an untenable, inhospitable landscape for fans, so support the writers for a healthier entertainment industry.
Studio greed can only be restrained by a strong union. Support the WGA to fix what the studios broke.
follow @fans4wga for reliable strike news, from an organization of fans working in solidarity with WGA members.
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