The WGA Strike: What New Yorkers Need To Know

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Okay. The Writers Guild of America strike (aka “Hollywood writer strike”) is around the corner. Most scripted television productions in New York City will be affected — either their workplaces are WGA-affiliated or members of other unions will go in for sympathy strikes. Here is what we know:

  • Over at LA Weekly, Nikki Finke says the strike will start Friday.

  • Scripted television-related unions with a NYC prescence have been encouraging their members to honor the strike. There have even been rumblings about the strike kicking off on Thursday evening?

  • The strike will have a significant effect on our favorite pet story, Stephen Colbert for President. Most of Colbert’s “campaign advisors” and “campaign staffers” are, of course, his writers. The Colbert Report is a WGA workplace. Writers on strike = no Colbert campaign.

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    Update: Finke has more.