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A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios

When Hollywood writers went on strike in 1973, they were agitating for something new -- the creation of a health plan that would offer comprehensive coverage for its guild members. Since then, the writers’ insurance plan has grown to become one of the most envied in Hollywood. Members don’t pay...

What Another Writers' Strike Could Mean for TV: A Look Back at the 2007-08 Strike

It may have given us Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, but the 2007-08 writers' strike was nothing to sing about. The television world came to a screeching halt in the fall of 2007 when the members of the Writers Guild of America reached...Show More Summary

Trump, streaming, likely winners in potential TV writers’ strike

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America (WGA) goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers...

Everything Actors Need to Know This Week 4/22-4/28

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are totally down to make a heist movie together.If this dream comes true, we’ll have Tumblr and Twitter to thank. (Gizmodo) The Writers Guild of America votes to authorize a strike.Unless a new deal is reached within a week, a walkout will commence May 2, the day after the current contract expires. Show More Summary

Why Hollywood's Pending Writers Strike Won't Affect Animation Studios Like Pixar

When the screen cartoonists’ guild formed in the late 1930s, animated shows weren’t scripted and instead were drawn out on storyboards. Because that was considered part of the animation process itself, the writers were placed under the jurisdiction of the cartoonists’ guild, said Tom Sito, a USC film professor and former president of the Animation […]

The Looming Writers Strike Is About Much More Than What’s On TV

People say we’re living in the golden age of television. Fans enjoy more high-quality choices than at any time in history. But this could all grind to a halt if the Writers Guild of America (WGA) follows through with authorizing a strike, which would start May 2 barring any last-minute deals with the major studios. […]

A strike by TV and movie writers may be just days away. Here's what you need to know

Here's a primer on a possible strike by the Writers Guild of America: Who would go on strike, how we got here, what the sides disagree on and what the effects would be.

Here's how a Writers Guild strike could affect your favorite TV shows

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

What will happen to your entertainment schedule if TV writers go on strike?        

Writers Guild of America Authorizes Strike

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

If current talks between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) fail, writers...

The Writers Guild of America Votes to Authorize Strike

On Monday, the Writers Guild of America announced that of the members who voted, more than 96 percent voted to authorize a strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Unless a new deal is reached within aShow More Summary

The writers strike and the rise of Trump

4 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The members of the two large writing guilds representing more than 12,000 Hollywood writers recently voted to strike. Leaders of the Writers Guild of America, East, and the Writers Guild of America, West, announced the results of an online strike authorization vote in an email to members. Show More Summary

Writers Guild of America Strike Could Shut Down Late Night Shows

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

The current contract between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires on May 1.

What You Need To Know About The Impending Writers Strike

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Last night the Writers Guild of America took one step closer to the picket lines, voting overwhelmingly in favor of striking if a contract agreement cannot be reached the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers by May 1st. The...

How a Writer’s Strike Could Impact Upcoming Films and TV Shows

With a May 2 negotiating deadline right around the corner, a push from plenty of writers via social media, and an overwhelming vote yesterday in favor of authorizing a strike, it’s safe to assume that the Writers Guild of America (WGA)...Show More Summary

Writers Guild votes to authorize strike; will it get that far?

Will our favorite shows come to a halt? Here's what could happen.        

HERE WE GO AGAIN? Writers Guild Members Vote for Strike Authorization With 96% Support. The WGA r…

HERE WE GO AGAIN? Writers Guild Members Vote for Strike Authorization With 96% Support. The WGA released the results Monday, a day ahead of the resumption of contract negotiations on a master contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. A work stoppage could start as early as May 2, after the current […]

Hollywood Writers’ Unions Vote to Authorize Strike Against Producers

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The vote could lead to the first production shutdown in a decade, as a labor contract between the two writers’ guilds and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires at midnight May 1.

Writers Guild inches toward Hollywood strike

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Will our favorite shows come to a halt?        

Majority of WritersGuild members vote to authorize strike

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The WritersGuild of America has voted yes to authorizing a strike if the guild’s current negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers doesn’t resolve by the May 1 deadline.        

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