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Find Out Whether Or Not The WGA Strike Could Affect Your Favorite Shows

Written by Tim Midura on Sunday, April 23 2017 and posted in News with Benefits
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Find Out Whether Or Not The WGA Strike Could Affect Your Favorite Shows

The Walking Dead may find itself in the crosshairs.


Source: Screen Rant

The Writers Guild Of America and The Alliance Of Motion Picture and Television Producers have until May 1 to reach a deal, with the WGA wanting more money (current writing jobs pay less as the seasons are shorter) and better healthcare. David J. Young, executive director of Writers Guild of America West, said, "Should this occur, writing for television, feature films, and digital series will cease. Some scripted series scheduled to air in the summer of 2017 may be affected as writing and producing for the season is ongoing."

Late night talk shows will be affected immediately, with their daily up-to-the-minute content. Television shows that would be affected include American Horror StoryJessica JonesStar Trek: Discovery, and The Walking Dead

Shows that won't be affected include Game Of ThronesTwin Peaks, and Orange Is The New Black. Movies that are safe include Thor: RaganarokSpider-Man: Homecoming, and Black Panther

Movies that could be affected include Captain Marvel, the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3.

In a letter, the WGA is publicizing how much money they're looking for in the new three-year contract. "We estimate that our current proposals would cost a total of $178 million over the entire industry," the letter states, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The combined cost to the six largest firms is $117 million."

The last WGA lasted from November 5, 2007 to February 12, 2008 and included all 12,000 members of the guild. A report from NPR estimated that the strike cost the economy of Los Angeles $1.5 billion and resulted in shorter seasons for Lost, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies, and Breaking Bad. Movies affected by the strike included Transformers: Revenge Of The FallenX-Men Origins: WolverineG.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, and Star Trek





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