Hollywood on Strike

Both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have failed to reach an agreement for a contract renewal by their respective deadlines, resulting in a dual strike on the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — the first in 63 years. Follow along here for the latest news, updates, and explainers straight from the picket line.

More Strike News

  1. see you… soon?
    Movies, TV Shows, and Productions Affected by the SAG-AFTRA StrikeIncluding Dune: Part Two, Issa Rae’s Rap Sh!t, and more.
  2. and … action!
    All the Shows Returning After the Writers’ StrikeWriters on Abbott Elementary, Yellowjackets, Grey’s Anatomy, and more are reportedly headed back to work.
  3. the industry
    ‘It Never Needed to Go This Long’Five months of agony delivered the WGA a historic deal. Here’s how the writers won — and why they’re still angry.
  4. hollywood on strike
    SAG Is ‘Ready’ to Take on Studios NextHeading back to the table on October 2.
  5. they’re ba-ack
    The Strike Force Five Return to Their Day JobsStephen Colbert, John Oliver, both Jimmys, and Seth Meyers get back to work.
  6. hollywood off strike
    WGA Has Officially Announced the End of the StrikeSo long.
  7. billy elliot vibes
    The 2023 Hollywood Strike for DummiesWGA and the AMPTP have tentatively reached a deal. What happens now?
  8. 2023 wga strike
    All Your Frantic Questions About the ‘Tentative’ WGA Agreement, AnsweredWhen are we getting back to normal?
  9. derek hough watch
    Matt Walsh (No, Not the Conservative) Delays DWTS AppearanceSAG-AFTRA said in a statement that its members aren’t breaking strike rules by appearing on the show, which the WGA is picketing.
  10. buffering
    “Just Keep The Lights On”: Inside Network TV’s Fall Strike PlanGet ready for reruns, reality, sports, and imports.
  11. punching up
    Did You Bid on the Union Solidarity Coalition’s Insane Auction?Plus, a Murder, She Wrote–themed picket, Bill Maher flip-flopping, and UAW president Shawn Fain fan cams.
  12. drew’s news
    The Drew Barrymore Show Now on Pause ‘Until the Strike Is Over’“I have listened to everyone,” Barrymore wrote in an Instagram statement announcing the reversal.
  13. 2023 sag strike
    Celebrities Have Labor Disputes Just Like UsHarold and Kumar reunited on the picket line.
  14. drew’s news
    Drew Barrymore ‘Deeply’ Apologizes to Writers and Unions“I know there’s just nothing I can do that will make this okay for those it is not okay with.”
  15. do i hear $500?
    Adam Scott Will Walk Your L.A.-Based DogBut the internet has some better ideas for the Union Solidarity Commission auction.
  16. he’s ba-ack
    Bill Maher Mars Reputation With the WGAReal Time is coming back without writers and therefore with picketing.
  17. books on strike
    Drew Barrymore Removed As Host for National Book AwardsThey rescinded the offer after The Drew Barrymore Show resumed production without its writers.
  18. hollywood on strike
    Drew Barrymore ‘Unaware’ of Fans Allegedly Removed Over WGA Strike PinsStaffers allegedly kicked them out of a Drew Barrymore Show taping.
  19. 2023 venice film festival
    Jessica Chastain Was ‘Very Nervous’ to Attend Venice Amid StrikePromoting Memory after the indie film signed an interim agreement with SAG-AFTRA.
  20. unscripted unrest
    Reckoning With RealityBethenny Frankel’s call to arms raises a tricky question for Bravolebrities, producers, and audiences alike: How would a union change reality TV?
  21. it’s union season
    SAG-AFTRA Members to Vote on Possible Strike Against Video-Game Companies“Here we go again,” union president Fran Drescher said.
  22. it’s union season
    Disney VFX Workers Bring a Union Contract to LifeFollowing their counterparts at Marvel.
  23. a glossary
    Every Term You Should Know to Understand Hollywood on StrikeInterim agreements are not waivers.
  24. punching up
    The WGA and AMPTP Are Meeting Again This WeekPlus staffing-minimum goss, the Cutest Sign Award, and Timothy Olyphant’s new ‘do.
  25. unreal
    Lisa Vanderpump Isn’t ‘Sure’ About Unionizing Reality Stars“I don’t really understand how you can have a union for people that are normally plucked out of obscurity.”
  26. exceptions
    Only A Few A24 Movies Can Film in These Trying TimesSAG-AFTRA made amendments to their interim agreement with independent studios to support the WGA.
  27. negotiations
    The WGA Needs Time to Think About the AMPTP’s Counterproposal“We will evaluate their offer and, after deliberation, go back to them with the WGA’s response next week.”
  28. hollywood on strike
    The WGA and AMPTP Have a Date at the Negotiating TableAnnounced on the 101st day of the writers’ strike.
  29. i want my tv!
    What the Writers’ Strike Means for Your Fave ShowsWhat’s a good show without its writers’ room?
  30. 2023 wga strike
    Celebrities Are Standing With the WGAMandy Patinkin, AOC, Jack Black, and more show support on the picket line and off.
  31. hollywood on strike
    Hollywood’s Striking Up Their Picket SignsAI could never write a poster this funny.
  32. strike season
    The 2023 Emmy Awards Have a New DateHint: It’s not in 2023!
  33. category is: executive realness
    Billy Porter Has to Sell His House and It’s Kind of Bob Iger’s Fault“The life of an artist, until you make fuck-you money — which I haven’t made yet — is still check to check.”
  34. chat room
    Be Kind Rewind Might Just Be a Film CriticThe YouTuber explains the line between influencer and journalist amid the Hollywood strike.
  35. ‘historic first step’
    Overworked and Underpaid, VFX Workers Vote to Unionize at MarvelOn Monday, a group of more than 50 on-set employees filed a petition for an election to be represented by IATSE.
  36. punching up
    WGA and AMPTP Met to Talk About TalkingPlus the guy from Heels turning heel.
  37. think before you…
    Heels Actor Stephen Amell Wrestles With SAG Strike FeelingsHe claims his original words at Galaxycon were “taken out of context.”
  38. punching up
    Pulling Stunts on the Picket LinePlus Dwayne “The Fellow Worker” Johnson, Radford’s gate shenanigans, and a mini School of Rock reunion.
  39. buffering
    Could These Suits Help End the Strikes?Meet the not-so-famous execs who might be able to break the impasse.
  40. anonymous in hollywood
    How Much We Make in HollywoodAs the strike stretches on, 19 writers, actors, and crew members shared their hopes, fears, frustrations — and salaries.
  41. punching up
    This Barbie Is On StrikeReality stars get radicalized and residuals get released in this week’s strike recap.
  42. vulture investigates
    Did Universal Studios Engage in Malicious Tree Trimming?This is some shady strike drama.
  43. solidarity
    Don’t Worry, Your Barbenheimer Plans Don’t Cross Picket LinesThe double strike doesn’t have to affect your double feature.
  44. billy elliot vibes
    How Hollywood Is Avoiding Robot OverlordsThe WGA, SAG-AFTRA, DGA, and IATSE are all approaching AI differently.
  45. buffering
    How a Strike Over Streaming Could End Up Killing Network TV“It almost feels like the networks are complicit in their own self-destruction.”
  46. hashtag sponsored?
    Influencers’ Biggest Collab? The SAG-AFTRA StrikeHow are your favorite internet stars being affected by the SAG-AFTRA strike?
  47. punching up
    The Studios Get Double-teamedThe era of the two-way strike has begun, and it includes a very angry Ron Perlman.
  48. pay up
    Kimiko Glenn Says Orange Is the New Black Actors Needed Second JobsHer TikTok echoed sentiments Sean Gunn had on Netflix’s picket line Friday.
  49. no thank you
    Disney Held a Fittingly Cursed Haunted Mansion PremiereThe show does not always have to go on!
  50. scene report
    ‘The Vibe Is Fantastic’Writers, actors, and pets alike picketed together as SAG-AFTRA joined Hollywood’s historic strike.
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