WGA Announced Picketing Outside Major Production Studios

The Writers Guild of America West decided to begin picketing from Tuesday afternoon outside of major production studios in Los Angeles. Including Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Warner Bros., and others. The strike was called on Monday night.

A two week schedule for picketing was announced by the Writers Guild of America East, as they will also begin picketing on Tuesday. WGAE, based in New York, will start at the Peacock NewFront on 5th Avenue. They also had plans to picket outside Netflix Headquarter on Wednesday.

The strike was called after the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers revealed that the negotiations concluded without any consensus. The current contract expires at midnight on Monday.

WGA Contract

As per the AMPTP, guild’s demands for a TV staffing minimum and a minimum number of weeks of guaranteed work on a TV season. On the other hand WGA have problems with the AMPTP’s refusal to consider a streaming residual that would pay more for hit shows

“The companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union workforce, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing,” the WGA said.

Schedule of Picketing Outside Production Studios:

In Los Angeles, picketing will run from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be a morning shift, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Thursday and Friday there will both morning and afternoon shifts.

According to Variety, picket lines will be set up at the following ten locations:

∙Amazon, 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City
∙Radford Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City
∙Television City, 7800 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
∙Disney, 2300 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank
∙Fox, West Pico Boulevard and Motor Avenue, Los Angeles
∙Netflix, 1456 N. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles
∙Paramount, 5433 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
∙Sony, 4080 Overland Ave., Culver City
∙Universal, 3913 Lankershim Blvd., Los Angeles
∙Warner Bros. 3772 W. Olive Ave., Burbank

There are no plans for writers to picket in Georgia yet, which is a major filming hub where numerous scripted shows and features are currently in production. Since New York and Los Angeles serves as a home for most of the WGA writers.

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