Hollywood Studios Go Broke Writers WGA Strike

Hollywood Studios Plan to Let Writers ‘Go Broke’ Before Strike Negotiations

The ongoing strike by the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) currently taking place in Hollywood has received a pretty cruel response from industry studios. According to executives, the current plan in place by Hollywood studios is to let the writers ‘go broke’ and essentially drag out the strike until union members “start losing their apartments and losing their houses” before negotiations can begin this fall.

As reported by Deadline, one studio executive stated: “The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses.” Several other sources reiterated the statement, calling it “a cruel but necessary evil.” Streaming services such as Warner Bros Discovery, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Paramount and others are now determined to “break the WGA”, according to a studio executive.

READ MORE – Starfield AMD PC System Requirements and Promotion Detailed

Studios believe that writers will go to WGA leadership to demand they restart talks before things get ugly as a result of the strike being dragged out. On that note, Hollywood studios are basically forcing the WGA’s hand by prolonging negotiations as much as possible so when it comes time to talk, studios and streaming companies will be in a position to dictate the terms of any possible deal.

According to Deadline, WGA leadership has yet to approach studios to resume talks, though that might change in the coming months as, according to the studios’ plans, writers will struggle to keep up with living expenses the more the strike is in effect.

Hollywood studios might also have some back-up plans in place for the time being. Back in May, several studios expressed interest in exploring AI technology to write movie and television scripts. It’s not yet known if AI is currently in a place where it’s entirely capable of generating scripts on the same level as a human writer, though we probably won’t have to wait long to find out.

Source: Deadline

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *