A complex strike, but full of humor. We bring you a brief on what’s happening in Hollywood with the Writers Union of America, and how they protest in the street with lots of creativity and black humor.The world of entertainment and audiovisual production in the United States is facing one of its most serious crises in recent years, following the outbreak of the first strike in the streaming era by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
The strike is a response to the lack of agreements by studios, such as Disney+ and Netflix, represented by the Alliance of Film and Television Producers, to obtain better working conditions, such as a living wage and protections against artificial intelligence. .
The union argues that despite the fact that the budgets of series have increased, the share of that money that goes to the writers has been steadily reduced.
This is the sixth time something like this has happened. In November 2007 they went on strike for 100 days and in 1988 they went on strike for five months. It is expected to be a long protest, which will halt TV shows and series.
The Writers Guild of America recently stated that if the strike continued for “weeks and months” it would cost the studios more than it would cost them to accept writers’ requests.
The WGA negotiating committee said its proposals would cost approximately $429 million per year.
He claimed it was “minor” compared to the billions spent each year on content and the billions in revenue earned each year by major entertainment companies.
Yet amid the chaos and strike, the Writers Guild has shown that its ingenuity still pays off.
From last May 2 the writers took out their best and most ingenious phrases to reveal themselves from the dangers of revealing the end of messages from their companies’ most famous series, such as Succession, HBO.