Friday, June 9, 2023

Barack Obama calls for fair pay for Hollywood screenwriters

The former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, liked the blow from the Writers Guild of the United States of America, and stated that he “gets an equal share of the fruits of his labor.”

During a virtual chat in his “Work: What We Do All Day” series, Obama said, “as someone who really supports the union and as someone who believes in storytelling and in their art, my hope is that they will be compensated. And that’s important in every it is reflected in the agreement that has been reached”.

Since May 2nd, writers have paralyzed the Hollywood industry, striking to demand better conditions from the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP), fair payment of residuals from projects, control of artificial intelligence, among other demands.

Obama stated that he “understood” the great pressure of the students and the “flowing” companies felt from the partners because of “excess production”, but he emphasized that these companies “do not exist” without the presence of “writers who create stories about that matter.”

“My hope would be that in a time of great technological change, in which there are large mega-corporations that do the best, they will consider creations that produce work that consumers value and that are exported around the world.” he was pointing

Working: What we do every day

He is the former president of the reporter, interviewer and producer of “Work: What We All Day” – on Netflix- is available a project that tries to explain the meaning of work and to answer the questions, what kind of good work does? And what does it mean to be satisfied?

To get answers, Obama visited the homes and factories of people at all levels from industries such as transportation, technology, hospital services and custodial care.

The four-part miniseries, which belongs to the production company Higher Ground, was directed by Caroline Suh, and was inspired by the book “Working” (1974), by American historian Studs Terkel, on Obama.

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