Strike Goes On: Writers Reject Studios’ Offer

Hollywood studios have proposed a deal to end the ongoing strike by writers.

The President of The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Carol Lombardini, said its “priority is to end the strike” and “end the hardships that so many people and businesses that service the industry are experiencing.”

The proposal includes the highest wage increase for the Writers Guild of America in 35 years: a compounded 13-percent increase over a three-year contract.

Certain writers could get a 15-percent increase in their minimum rate. The studios say this could mean that for some, their pay could be over $9,000 thousand a week for up to 19 weeks.

Written material produced by artificial intelligence would not be considered literary material so writers would still get credit and their pay wouldn’t be negatively impacted if any part of a script were generated by AI.

Also, writers would get viewership data, so they would know how many people were watching their content.

NTD takes a look at how this is affecting people in the industry, and what they think about it. We talk to actress Laura Orrico, producer and director Uwe Boll, and film critic Sean Boelman.