Hollywood is in deep disarray. …
According to the latest reports, the Writers Guild of America has authorized its members to go on strike to demand better wages and compensation from the film industry.
Roughly 11,000 screen and film writers are expected to go on strike Tuesday, leaving Hollywood without its lifeblood of scripts and stories.
Will the industry survive this latest round of strikes? Will it survive but leave the film industry permanently wounded? Is this actually ‘good’ news, as some have pointed out?
Read on and let us know what you think!
More than 11,000 film and television writers could go on strike as early as Tuesday if no deal is reached between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood producers. pic.twitter.com/wEroeX3HcW
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 1, 2023
Television and movie writers have launched a strike for the first time in 15 years, as Hollywood prepares for a walkout with potentially widespread ramifications in a fight over fair pay in the streaming era. https://t.co/FEt1x2nGQF pic.twitter.com/O1lKbdOr6w
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 2, 2023
CNN Business reports:
While union members would be on strike as of 3 am EDT Tuesday, the WGA tweeted that it would not set up picket lines until Tuesday afternoon.
The studios, which disclosed that the talks ended late Monday just hours before the strike deadline without an agreement, responded by saying it was willing to improve on its offer but was not willing to meet some of the union’s demands.
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers’ late-night shows will shut down production on Tuesday as Hollywood writers have agreed to go on strike. pic.twitter.com/qu8SVJ82tG
— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 2, 2023
At least one individual took the time to point out that this is merely a symptom of Biden’s America, along with a banking crisis, the transgender mind virus, and a looming debt crisis.
America is in free fall because democrats replaced Trump with Biden.
Banks are closing. Hollywood writers are on strike.
And the treasury secretary says the government could run out of money on June 1st.
Nothing to see here, except the incompetence of a president who isn’t…
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) May 2, 2023
According to Breitbart, late night shows will feel the effects the hardest:
Among the hardest hit will be the late-night comedy shows, including those hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, who rely on teams of writers to think up their nightly monologues in which they frequently rail against conservatives and all things Trump.