reported by Hollywood Writers Guild Writers Guild of America West) that brings together and represents 11,500 writers for film, television, radio and Internet programming On his Twitter account: “LHe is voted unanimously by the @WGAwest Board of Directors and @WGAeast Council, acting on the authority vested by their members Call for a strike on Tuesday, May 2 at 12:01am. The decision was taken after six weeks of negotiations with Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal, Paramount Plus and Sony under the umbrella of the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP)., Although our Bargaining Committee started this process with the intention of getting a fair deal, The study’s responses are grossly inadequate given the existential crisis facing the authors, The picketing will start from tomorrow afternoon. #WGAStrong #WGAStrike Union said.
The Board of Directors of the @WGAwest and the Council of the @WGAeast, acting upon the authority granted to them by their memberships, have voted unanimously to call a strike, effective 12:01 AM, Tuesday, May 2.
— Writers Guild of America West (@WGAWest) May 2, 2023
Organization intends to obtain a settlement for some additional $600 million for the writersGiven this, they maintain, Since streaming platforms exist, they increasingly work for minimum wages and short hours established by agreement. Along these lines, the union believes that the platforms’ obstinate position in this wage negotiation has “betrayed their commitment and will further undermine the writing profession.”
Apart from the wage issue, the union claims that Barriers to the use of text generative artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, as a direct threat to their creative workAnd with which entertainment companies have started experimenting.
The fighting measures will greatly affect premieres scheduled for this fall and so-called “night talk shows,” such as “Saturday Night Live”, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”,
Sand treats First strike in the history of the streaming platform assume that The last writers’ strike, which lasted more than 100 days and caused millions in losses estimated at $2.1 billion for the industry, was 15 years ago, in 2007.,
It is also about a strike that occurs at a time of contraction in the entertainment industry due to the great competition that exists, meaning an increasingly less profitable business model for its capitalist owners. In this context, Disney recently announced that it will lay off 7,000 employees. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Discovery also laid off thousands of people last year.