The strike has resulted in the temporary suspension of many productions, including programs such as Late Night with Seth Meyers or The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Writers Guild of America is supported by several Hollywood stars who have already publicly spoken out in favor of the strike.
“We need to structurally rethink how people from all walks of life can make a living now that we have these streaming services. Actors who used to be able to live on royalties can no longer because they have to make a living for a day. They get paid for. It all goes to the streaming service, and they don’t see a dime afterward,” said Elizabeth Olsen.
Amanda Seyfried claimed, “It’s necessary… I don’t understand what the problem is. With streaming everything has changed and everyone should be rewarded for their work. It’s that simple.” “We’re only as good as the scripts we’re given,” said Rob Lowe.
Screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof has also publicly come out in favor of the strike. “I don’t think our leadership or union members are being unreasonable. I think business has changed dramatically. Our agreement should reflect that change. What we’re asking for is not unreasonable, and we Both honored and hurt to be the first. I think the studios know that whatever they give to the Writers Guild, they have to give to the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild. I think the Directors Guild will start their conversation soon. Going and hope they support our position, he claimed.
“I support all my fellow writers because they deserve what they ask for and none of it is irrational. All the profits are in streaming, and we are not sharing that wealth,” John Leguizamo insisted. .
“I’ll do whatever I can to support the union. I couldn’t do the show without them. I wouldn’t have a show if it wasn’t for my writers, so I support them all the way.” ,” said Jimmy Fallon, whose show has been affected by the strike.
“I stand with the Writers Guild. If they move, we all move, and it is important to keep up with our ever-changing Guild. An increase in streaming compensation and royalties is long overdue, and success-based The model is an adaptation that must be made to better understand the value of our stories. I hope there is a quick and fair settlement, but I am in favor of a long-term union,” said The Last of Us director. said actor Gabriel Luna.
“I support the Writers Guild and to those who express regret over the strike, I would say that writers should get what they need in order to live a safe and sustainable life. Strikes happen for a reason, and the almost unanimous empowerment vote tells me that Change is necessary. I hope their demands are met, and soon,” asked Yellowjackets actress Liv Hewson.
“Unions are being fair and just. Young writers are very vulnerable. Pay is going down as business grows. The numbers show it. You have to get a fair deal. The sooner studios take our creations seriously, the better for all of us.” better for.” ,” said Phil Lord and Chris Miller, winners of the Oscar for Best Animated Film for Spider-Man: A New Universe.
Actor Brian Tyree Henry said, “I just hope everyone is treated equally. I don’t think they’re getting what they deserve and I hope people listen to them. People strike for a reason.” are on.” Artist Brett Goldstein, who won an Emmy for Ted Lasso, said, “It’s time to pay writers a fair wage. There are writers struggling to make a living and we need writers in our business.”