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Old 06-06-23, 10:19 AM
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

https://www.reddit.com/r/Screenwriti...ring_a_strike/

That thread has good insight. Basically it looks like there are minimal full time writers. And they’re mostly used to the woes of scattered employment. Lots have other jobs anyways.
Old 06-06-23, 11:29 AM
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

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phew! They can take out a “low interest loan” from the union. That’s really great....
That's just one thing they offer. They also over zero-interest loans, and emergency financial assistance. It's telling that you pulled out only the worst-sounding form of assistance they provide.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Originally Posted by DeFan
I was a SAG member in 2007 when we were ready to go on strike. But we got sold out by AFTRA like it looks like the WGA is being sold out by the DGA. The only union you can trust in Hollywood is the Teamsters. No one fucks with them.
A recent vanity fair article about a current teamster boss in hollywood, Lindsay Dougherty.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood...dsay-dougherty
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

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That's just one thing they offer. They also over zero-interest loans, and emergency financial assistance. It's telling that you pulled out only the worst-sounding form of assistance they provide.
Amazing! They will be out of work for likely 4+ months so they can take out some loans and hopefully pay them back with whatever the studios eventually agree to, which isn’t looking so hot right now.

what about the crew? Do they get anything offered to them or just told to screw off until the writers decide it’s OK to come back to work for their meager pay, longer hours and zero residuals?

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Re: Writers Strike 2023

This came across my Twitter timeline:



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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Originally Posted by Gizmo
Amazing! They will be out of work for likely 4+ months so they can take out some loans and hopefully pay them back with whatever the studios eventually agree to, which isn’t looking so hot right now.
Depending on the math, living off a loan like that could take years worth of the raise to pay back.

They should still go for it. They’re in it now. They lost so many wages they might as well keep going.

Also, I read the union has 20k members. But only 8k reported any income last year. There are successful full timers. But it’s an unstable job anyways. So it’s ultimately not too bad of a problem to be out of work during this time.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

https://deadline.com/2023/06/cbs-rea...73e828aa12daf1

It's a long read, but CBS is considering airing some Paramount + originals to fill timeslots due to the strike.

No specific shows were mentioned.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Originally Posted by DJariya
https://deadline.com/2023/06/cbs-rea...73e828aa12daf1

It's a long read, but CBS is considering airing some Paramount + originals to fill timeslots due to the strike.

No specific shows were mentioned.
Evil. Seal Team. Criminal minds.

those can easily go all season if needed, atleast the first 2 shows
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Criminal Minds would need to be edited if it airs on CBS. They have dropped multiple F bombs and shits in almost the entire season. I believe Seal Team also upped the vulgar language as well. It would look awkward, but they would have to do audio drop outs for the curse words.
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Evil would need editing too, for language and probably content. I remember thinking a bunch of times that some of stuff from the episodes made for Paramount+ wouldn't be allowed if it were still on network television.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

I wouldn't be surprised if they did multiple takes on these shows with R-rated language and PG-rated language so they could edit broadcast-safe versions.
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Apparently Daredevil and The Penguin are shutting down completely until the strike is over. Scripts are done, however they've had to shut down a few times already due to disruptions from picketers and teamsters who won't cross the picket lines.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Too bad they will not air the Offer or Tulsa King
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

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Seth Meyers ran a 2020 episode with a Zoom interview with Hugh Laurie last night
Digging deep in the reruns now, tonight was from February 2018
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

If they instead started running random eps of old Letterman or Conan shows I'd tune in.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

I don't think they are trying to attract, or even keep viewers, at this point. They just want to have something on, so there is something on, and they can keep running commercials.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Originally Posted by DJariya
https://deadline.com/2023/06/cbs-rea...73e828aa12daf1

It's a long read, but CBS is considering airing some Paramount + originals to fill timeslots due to the strike.

No specific shows were mentioned.
I am surprised all the streaming services with original content don't do this any way as a moneymaking/promotion platform.

Most people who haven't subscribed for a series that has been out for a couple of years aren't going to subscribe now. It is a good chance to show it, make some extra money on commercials, and get more eyeballs to see the shows they are creating. Then they might get a little more people interested in subscribing in the future if the show is good and enough people enjoy and watch it. If not, they still made some money on commercials.

But don't be stupid like HBO and pull owned shows off the channels completely. Just additionally move it to cable, channels like Pluto, and/or a network channel for those that aren't going to pay for a streaming service. Millions of people still do not stream, don't plan to stream and only want/have basic cable.
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Old 06-18-23, 09:45 PM
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Warner put quite a few of their Max shows on TBS/TNT as well
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

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I am surprised all the streaming services with original content don't do this any way as a moneymaking/promotion platform.

Most people who haven't subscribed for a series that has been out for a couple of years aren't going to subscribe now. It is a good chance to show it, make some extra money on commercials, and get more eyeballs to see the shows they are creating. Then they might get a little more people interested in subscribing in the future if the show is good and enough people enjoy and watch it. If not, they still made some money on commercials.

But don't be stupid like HBO and pull owned shows off the channels completely. Just additionally move it to cable, channels like Pluto, and/or a network channel for those that aren't going to pay for a streaming service. Millions of people still do not stream, don't plan to stream and only want/have basic cable.
If they do decide to put their old streaming content on their broadcast network, they aren't going to do it in the summer when viewership is in decline anyways. Also, series made for streaming have profanity, nudity, and violence that won't fly on broadcast, so there would be a lot of editing to do. And streaming content is often more challenging to watch, so you have to wonder whether people still watching primetime network TV as their main source of entertainment would want to watch these more complex shows.
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Old 06-19-23, 08:51 AM
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I have no idea how but Max did air at least a few episodes of Harley Quinn on TNT. That must have been some heavy editing.
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I have no idea how but Max did air at least a few episodes of Harley Quinn on TNT. That must have been some heavy editing.
Technically, cable channels don't have to edit out anything. Unlike OTA broadcasts, the FCC doesn't regulate cable transmission. Most ad-based channels self-censor though so as to not scare off advertisers. There's been exceptions though. Since Harley Quinn animated is mostly language and violence, it could've aired unedited with a TV-MA rating.
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Re: Writers Strike 2023

Yeah, basic cable channels can have all the violence they want, but for god's sake, don't show a boob, that will scare off the advertisers.
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Yeah, basic cable channels can have all the violence they want, but for god's sake, don't show a boob, that will scare off the advertisers.
Decapitations are fine though.
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That's what I always thought funny about The Walking Dead. It had horrifically violent and gory scenes, which in the not too distant past, an R-rated movie wouldn't even get away with (remember when the original Dawn of the Dead had to be released unrated?) but any kind of nudity or even the F-word were strictly forbidden because of the advertisers. America is weird.
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Meanwhile you have HBO just adding gratuitous nudity because they can.

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