Pencils down...except for newsletters.
Thanks for this Josh! The WGA strike is just one of the more visible manifestations of what corporations are trying to do (and often accomplishing) to all workers. And as we know not all writers (or even most... sooo far from being the most) are the flashy; wealthy, visible show creators that
I captured the sign you posted from the WGA strike lines and several amusing others - one advantage of having writers on strike :-> and thought I'd share them in case it helps keep spirits up. Good luck with the studios - solidarity forever!
"Nice Tesla! (You're welcome)"
"Alexa will not replace us!"
"No pages without fair wages"
"Wrote ChatGPT This"
"I heard AI refuses to take notes"
"You had me at streaming residuals"
"HBO Max pays HBO minimum"
"Can we make this contract more accessible to a wider audience?"
"My edible just kicked in. I can do this ALL NIGHT."
"My mom's Netflix password is 'Elvis 1965'"
"I like your offer as much as you like an angry female lead"
"Pay your writers or we'll spoil Succession"
"Succession without writers is just The Apprentice. And look how *that* worked out."
"Our therapists keep saying we need to stand up for ourselves so here we are... sorry"
"PAY US! Or I will climb the WB tower and release the Animaniacs, I swear to God!!!!"
Also love and condolences to the lady who lost a schnauzer. X
Solidarity with you and your comrades!
to con man - as someone who has not run conferences but used to work for a hotel conference center (before pandemic layoff lol but now i have a job i like way more) - even if things go kinda totally wrong in some way, a lot of ppl won't notice or care. we constantly had "disasters" relating to the food (generally, service was too slow or the food was bad, bc the hotel owner was extremely cheap and refused to hire enough catering staff or a better chef who followed any kind of hygiene) and while i would hear how horrible this was from a few ppl - most ppl were having a good time doing whatever conference things and did not notice or at least didn't complain much. and even if everyone did think it was horrible, eventually it was over! and hopefully yours will go better than any i worked on!
congrats on 26 newsletters! only 26 more to go before you've done 52!
love them all!
That is an *exceptionally* good picket sign! And "Just Disserts" is also extremely good. You're one of many great advocates for the WGA! Stand strong!
Such a good person, such a full heart
Stand strong, WGA. You’re worth more than the studios tell you (or currently pay you).