Hollywood execs allegedly plan to financially starve out protestors

The Novelist

A strike is intended to use labor as leverage until it hurts financially in order to bring those in power to the negotiating table. However Hollywood executives don’t think they’ll be the ones hurting.

One studio executive who’s allegedly aligned with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) was candid about who’s holding the actual leverage in these negotiations in a comment to Deadline: “The endgame is to allow things to drag on until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses.”

Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have been on strike for weeks now, the details of negotiations are secret but big points of interest for the union include increased residual pay from streaming services, and protections against AI harming their prospects.

An AMPTP spokesperson refuted these claims after they were published, saying: “These anonymous people are not speaking on behalf of the AMPTP or member companies, who are committed to reaching a deal and getting our industry back to work.”

Members of the WGA include those who work on video games, though the impact of the strike is felt less across the industry compared to film and TV.


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