2023 Writers’ Strike

When the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) failed to reach an agreement for a contract renewal by the May 1 deadline, the WGA initiated the first writers’ strike in 15 years. Follow along here for the latest news, updates, and explainers straight from the picket line.

More Strike News

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    TV Productions Delayed by Writers’ StrikeUncoupled, Duster, and Severance have all been temporarily delayed.
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    Preserving the Art of a Succession and ITYSL Writers’ RoomDay 32’s dispatch from the picket lines asks this: What are our favorite shows without the people who write them?
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    Celebrities Are Standing With the WGAMandy Patinkin, Flavor Flav, Colin Farrell, and more show support on the picket line and off.
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    WGA Writers Strike Up Their Picket SignsIt all leads back to Succession memes.
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    Tony Awards Will Give Its Regards to Broadway Amid StrikeThe playwrights saved the day (June 11).
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    The Honking Wars of the 2023 Writers’ StrikeHow seriously should anyone be taking those electronic signs?
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    Max Is Rolling Back Some Changes to Its Credit PagesThe streamer has apologized for using the catch-all term “creator” on its new app.
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    Tony Awards Are Spared a Lin-Manuel Miranda RapWGA, you’re a ge-NIUS.
  9. sign it don’t spray it
    What Goes Into the WGA’s Viral Strike Signs?David Zaslav hatred has found an outlet on poster board.
  10. i want my tv!
    What the Writers’ Strike Means for Your Fave ShowsWhat’s a good show without its writers’ room?
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    Former Theater Kids Hold Newsies Strike at DisneyWGA and SAG-AFTRA: One for all and all for one!
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    David Zaslav Draws Jeers, Boos at Boston University Graduation“Pay your writers,” the crowd chanted at the Warner Bros. Discovery chief.
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    How to Get Through the WGA Strike As an Aspiring WriterIt might feel hopeless now, but there is a place for you in this industry — one that’ll be more sustainable after a deal is reached.
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    Striking Through the UpfrontsIt’s week three, and they’ve got Neil Gaiman out here wearing red.
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    How Will the WGA Strike Affect Late-Night TV?Who’s paying their staff? What’s airing instead? How dark has it gotten?
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    The Tonight Show Staffers Will Be Placed on Unpaid LeaveMeanwhile, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert are reportedly paying their shows’ staffs during the strike.
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    Late-Night Hosts to Pay Their Staffs Personally During StrikeThe hosts will personally cover an extra week of compensation during the WGA strike.
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    When Late-Night Writers Take Center StageA selection of the best sketches featuring writers to tide you over until a fair deal can be reached.
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    Peabody Awards Cancels In-Person Ceremony to ‘Respect’ the WGA Writers’ StrikeCanceling the first in-person ceremony back since 2019.
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    A Sudsy Chat With Striking Soap WritersNo one’s feeling bubbly.
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    The WGA Strike Enters Double DigitsThe only project writers are promoting this week? Fall of the Upfronts.
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    Kamala Harris Reportedly Exits MTV Event to Support Writers’ StrikeShe was scheduled to appear at a mental-health event next week.
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    The WGA Strike Just Became an Imagine Dragons Concert“I never realized that these songs are all so appropriate,” said front man Dan Reynolds during his set.
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    What Do We Want? A Recap of Strike Day 8!When do we want it? Literally we just posted it!
  25. a glossary
    Every Term You Should Know to Understand the Writers’ StrikeFrom mini-rooms to overall deals and every acronym in between.
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    President Joe Biden Supports WGA Writers’ Strike“I sincerely hope the strike gets resolved, and writers are given a fair deal as soon as possible,” says President Biden.
  27. solidarity forever
    Jennifer Coolidge Shouts Out WGA in MTV Movie Awards Speech“I stand here before you tonight side by side with my sisters and brothers from the WGA that are fighting right now.”
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    A Recap of the WGA Strike: Day 4What’s gone down so far? Which celebrities brought free food? And did dogs show up?
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    It’s Okay to Have Fun at the Writers’ StrikeThe issue is serious. The mood is celebratory.
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    Your Most Frantic Writers Strike Questions, AnsweredFrom mini-rooms to overall deals to AI technology.
  31. for pete’s sake
    SNL Cancels Pete Davidson Episode Following WGA StrikeLiteral bupkis.
  32. billy elliot vibes
    The 2023 WGA Strike for DummiesThe most gripping TV drama of the year is happening behind closed doors.