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The WGA and the changing nature of work

The WGA and the changing nature of work

Update: 2023-07-10


In an effort to get a fair deal with the AMPTP - the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has been on strike since May 2nd of this year. A month later, in early June, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) authorized their own strike. As we post this episode, SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP have extended their deadline to make a deal until July 12.

In this episode, Hello Monday producer and SAG-AFTRA member Sarah Storm hosts WGA Strike Captain Laura Jacqmin for a conversation on how we got here, and what might come next for the Writers’ Strike. As a veteran TV, theater, and video game writer, Laura has a deep understanding of the industry and what it will take for her union to get a fair deal. From AI to fair pay, she’ll break it all down to help the rest of us understand how their fight might be indicative of a larger movement for all knowledge workers.

For more on Laura Jacqmin, check out her website.  To learn more about the current and potential labor actions in the entertainment industry, visit WGAE, WGAW, SAG-AFTRA, and the AMPTP.

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The WGA and the changing nature of work

The WGA and the changing nature of work