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.

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  1. 2023 sag strike
    Your Most Frantic SAG Strike Questions, AnsweredSelf-tape auditions? AI replacing actors? Solidarity between unions?
  2. solidarity forever
    So, How’s Your Strike Going?WGA member Kirk A. Moore weighs in from the picket lines as SAG prepare signs of their own.
  3. 2023 sag strike
    What We Learned at the SAG-AFTRA Press ConferenceEverything beyond SAG’s chief negotiator paying his respects “to the Hobbit situation.”
  4. 2023 sag strike
    Fran Drescher Defends Her Trip to Italy As Business, Not Pleasure“We work,” the SAG president said. “That’s what we do.”
  5. billy elliot vibes
    STRIKE TWOFran Drescher had her Norma Rae moment as the Screen Actors Guild joins the WGA in striking.
  6. yeah
    Disney CEO Is Not Bringing Good Vibes to the Bargaining Table“It’s very disturbing to me,” he said of writers strike and potential actors strike.
  7. solidarity forever
    The SAG-AFTRA Contract Has ExpiredThe actual strike/no-strike announcement will take place at noon PST Thursday.
  8. emmys 2023
    Emmy Nominees Know It’s a Weird Time to Get Their FlowersJ. Smith-Cameron, Janelle James, and more show support for writers and actors in the midst of industry turmoil.
  9. punching up
    Writers’ Strike Month Two: SAG Talks Sag, L.A. Heats UpPlus the Netflix restaurant, Dolly Parton drag queens, and Fran Drescher.
  10. the industry
    SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP Extend Contract Amid Strike TensionsThey have until mid-July to negotiate for a fair contract.
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    How a Working Actor With 30 Years of Experience Survives in HollywoodVanessa Chester, of Harriet the Spy and A Little Princess fame, on why she’s willing to strike as a member of SAG-AFTRA.
  12. max culpa
    Max Is Finally Rolling Back the Changes to Its Credit PagesThe streamer has apologized for using the catchall term creator on its new app.
  13. a long talk
    The Hollywood Handbook Boys, Over 500 Episodes Deep“I still get a panic attack when somebody says, ‘What’s your show about?’”
  14. a pen is mightier
    Meryl Streep Is Ready to StrikeAlongside 300 SAG actors fighting for a fair contract.
  15. punching up
    Who Writes the BET Awards?Plus a rally in L.A., a contract for the DGA, and drama for Kim K.
  16. wga strike
    TV Productions Delayed by Writers’ StrikeThe latest show to be postponed indefinitely is Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone spin-off 1923.
  17. punching up
    The Strike Comes for the Sheridanverse1923? More like new season in 2033!
  18. travel plans
    Sam Esmail’s Trip to Metropolis Got CanceledHis TV adaptation of the Fritz Lang movie has reportedly been permanently scrapped amid the writers’ strike.
  19. punching up
    The Na’vi Stand With the WGAPlus themed pickets from The Simpsons, Boy Meets World, and Pretty Little Liars.
  20. the thing
    Shhh … Ariana DeBose Opened the Writer-less Tony Awards Without SpeakingNo writers means no words, and that means more dancing.
  21. wga strike
    10 Movies Impacted by Past Writers StrikesThe 1988 and 2007–8 WGA strikes wreaked havoc on the production of major movies. (Daniel Craig is not meant to be a star and a script doctor!)
  22. tony awards 2023
    Tony Awards Will Give Its Regards to Broadway Amid StrikeThe nominated musicals and a bonus Lea Michele will perform.
  23. wildfires
    WGA East Cancels NYC Strike for Wednesday Due to Air QualityStrikes are still tentatively scheduled for the rest of the week.
  24. the industry
    SAG-AFTRA Votes 97.91 Percent Yes to Strike AuthorizationSAG-AFTRA and AMPTP have until June 30 to reach an agreement.
  25. punching up
    The DGA Backs Away Slowly Hoping No One Will Notice[Ron Howard voice] But they did.
  26. punching up
    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?
  27. newsies energy
    SAG-AFTRA Prepares Its Troops for the FightThe stars of SAG urge members to vote “yes” on strike authorization.
  28. vulture investigates
    The Honking Wars of the 2023 Writers’ StrikeHow seriously should anyone be taking those electronic signs?
  29. kimberly akim-don’t
    Tony Awards Are Spared a Lin-Manuel Miranda RapWGA, you’re a ge-NIUS.
  30. 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.
  31. punching up
    Former Theater Kids Hold Newsies Strike at DisneyWGA and SAG-AFTRA: One for all and all for one!
  32. boo
    David Zaslav Draws Jeers, Boos at Boston University Graduation“Pay your writers,” the crowd chanted at the Warner Bros. Discovery chief.
  33. advice
    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.
  34. punching up
    Striking Through the UpfrontsIt’s week three, and they’ve got Neil Gaiman out here wearing red.
  35. 2023 writers’ strike
    How Will the WGA Strike Affect Late-Night TV?Who’s paying their staff? What’s airing instead? How dark has it gotten?
  36. 2023 writers’ strike
    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.
  37. 2023 writers’ strike
    Late-Night Hosts to Pay Their Staffs Personally During StrikeThe hosts will personally cover an extra week of compensation during the WGA strike.
  38. 2023 writers’ strike
    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.
  39. 2023 writers’ strike
    Peabody Awards Cancels In-Person Ceremony to ‘Respect’ the WGA Writers’ StrikeCanceling the first in-person ceremony back since 2019.
  40. 2023 writers’ strike
    A Sudsy Chat With Striking Soap WritersNo one’s feeling bubbly.
  41. punching up
    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.
  43. whatever it takes
    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.
  44. punching up
    What Do We Want? A Recap of Strike Day 8!When do we want it? Literally we just posted it!
  45. 2023 writers’ strike
    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.
  46. 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.”
  47. punching up
    A Recap of the WGA Strike: Day 4What’s gone down so far? Which celebrities brought free food? And did dogs show up?
  48. the group portrait
    It’s Okay to Have Fun at the Writers’ StrikeThe issue is serious. The mood is celebratory.
  49. 2023 wga strike
    Your Most Frantic Writers Strike Questions, AnsweredFrom mini-rooms to overall deals to AI technology.
  50. for pete’s sake
    SNL Cancels Pete Davidson Episode Following WGA StrikeLiteral bupkis.