Hollywood writers' strike

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Actors Call Off Strike After Winning AI Protections, Raise
Actors Ratify Contract
That Ended Strike

Actors Ratify Contract That Ended Strike

78% of SAG-AFTRA members vote to ratify the deal

(Newser) - The Hollywood actors strike is now officially officially behind us after the actors union voted Tuesday to ratify the contract that ended the strike nearly a month ago. Members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) overwhelmingly backed the deal, with 78% voting to approve...

Hollywood Writers Overwhelmingly Back New Contract

'Together we were able to accomplish what many said was impossible only 6 months ago '

(Newser) - Hollywood writers have voted almost unanimously to approve the contract agreement reached by their union leaders that ended a strike after nearly five months, while actors remain in negotiation to find a way out of their own strike. The Writers Guild of America announced Monday that 99% of the 8,...

Head Writers Tell Barrymore They Won't Return to Show

The three turned down show's offers after host announced relaunch, then reversed

(Newser) - Now that the Writers Guild is no longer on strike, the Drew Barrymore Show is returning to the air next week. But the show will go on without its three head writers, Variety reports. Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon, and Liz Koe turned down offers to go back to work, after...

Barrymore Show Won't Resume During Strikes After All
Barrymore Announces
Show's Return Date

Barrymore Announces Show's Return Date

She faced backlash after she tried to relaunch talk show while writers were on strike

(Newser) - Hollywood writers are back at work—and the Drew Barrymore Show is returning, this time probably without people picketing outside while it is taping. The show announced in an Instagram post Wednesday that its new season will kick off on Monday, Oct. 16. Barrymore faced a backlash last month when...

Late-Night Shows Schedule Post-Strike Returns
Late-Night Shows Set Returns

Late-Night Shows Set Returns

Weeknight programs plan fresh episodes for Monday

(Newser) - Late-night TV shows were among the first major programs to leave the air when the Writers Guild launched its strike on May 2, and they're going to be among the first to return, starting this weekend. Bill Maher tweeted that Real Time With Bill Maher will be back on...

On Day 146, a Break in the Hollywood Strike

Tentative deal has been reached

(Newser) - Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike after nearly five months, though no deal is yet in the works for striking actors, the AP reports. The Writers Guild of America announced the deal in a joint statement with the Alliance of...

Bill Maher's Show Is Returning Without Writers
Bill Maher
Won't Return
Amid Strike
After All

Bill Maher Won't Return Amid Strike After All

HBO host cites possible progress in talks, will wait to see what happens

(Newser) - Bill Maher is following the lead of Drew Barrymore —he has scrapped plans to resume his HBO talk show amid the Hollywood writers' strike, per the Hollywood Reporter . Maher cited apparent progress in negotiations. "My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening...

Teary Barrymore Explains Filming During Strike
Scrubs Apology
From Instagram

Barrymore Scrubs Apology From Instagram

TV host saw backlash after tearful video on writers strike

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore's emotional apology video, in which she tried to explain why she'd resumed production on her TV show while writers are on strike, is no more. Variety reports the 48-year-old actor scrubbed her mea culpa just hours after posting it Friday, after backlash from fellow actors, including...

Drew Barrymore Dropped by Hosting Gig Amid Brouhaha

National Book Awards drops her as host

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore was already getting a lot of online flak for resuming her talk show amid the Hollywood strikes , followed by show staffers kicking out two audience members who were wearing WGA pins at the first taping, but now there's some tangible fallout: The National Book Awards has rescinded...

Wearing WGA Pins, 2 Get Kicked Out of Barrymore Taping

Rep says Barrymore herself didn't know anything about it

(Newser) - Two would-be audience members at Monday's controversial taping of The Drew Barrymore Show were kicked out because they were wearing WGA pins. Dominic Turiczek and Cassidy Carter, students in New York City, didn't realize the Hollywood strike was going on when they scored free tickets to the show,...

Ken Jennings to Host 'Changed' 40th Season of Jeopardy!

With writers on strike, show will be using questions from previous games

(Newser) - Jeopardy! is returning Monday night for what producer Michael Davies says will be a "changed" 40th season. Deadline reports that co-host Mayim Bialik, who left in the final week of Season 39 in solidarity with striking writers, will be absent. Ken Jennings will be hosting solo and will also...

Another Massive Strike May Start This Week
How a Potential Autoworker
Strike May Affect Car Prices
the rundown

How a Potential Autoworker Strike May Affect Car Prices

If it goes into November, forget about year-end sales for big US automakers

(Newser) - The nation is on the brink of another massive strike, with about 150,000 US autoworkers threatening to walk off the job when their current contract expires at 11:59pm Thursday. By all accounts, the United Auto Workers union is far from a deal with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis...

Drew Barrymore Makes a Dicey Decision Amid Hollywood Strikes

Her talk show will return, sans writers

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore was one of the first actors to make headlines when the Writers Guild of America went on strike, dropping out as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards in solidarity with the striking screenwriters. But now she's explaining a controversial decision: Despite the fact that not...

Breaking Bad Actors, Writers Team Up 'in Solidarity'

'Better Call Saul' team members also join picket line as Hollywood strikes continue

(Newser) - A familiar group of faces popped up on the picket line Tuesday outside of Sony Pictures Studios: cast members from the AMC hits Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, per the Hollywood Reporter . Bryan "Walter White" Cranston was there, as were Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Jesse Plemons (Todd Alquist),...

Hollywood Strikes Now Delaying Film Releases

'Dune: Part Two' pushed from November to March

(Newser) - The sequel to 2021's Dune has become a casualty of the actors' and writers' strikes, with a release date now pushed way back. Dune: Part Two—directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, and Zendaya—was initially slated to be released Nov. 3. That means...

Billy Porter: I Have to Sell My House Because of Strike

'The life of an artist ... is still check-to-check'

(Newser) - The Hollywood strikes have literally hit home for actor Billy Porter, who says he has to sell his house because of the ongoing actors' strike. In a recent interview with London's Evening Standard , the Pose star said he plans to join the picket lines when he gets back to...

Big Meeting Has Been Set in Hollywood Writers' Strike

Writers Guild finally set to meet with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

(Newser) - For the first time since announcing a strike three months ago, the Writers Guild of America is set to enter talks with studios and streamers. The guild will meet Friday with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which requested the meeting "to discuss negotiations," according to...

Emmy Awards Delayed Indefinitely
Emmy Awards
Delayed Indefinitely

Emmy Awards Delayed Indefinitely

This is the first time show has been postponed since 2001

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards have been officially postponed due to the strikes that have brought Hollywood to a standstill. Vendors have been informed that with actors and writers on strike, the show will definitely not be happening on the original date of September 18, Variety reports. No new date has been...

Striking Actors Share Images of Tiny Residual Checks

'I'm only netting $2.77. The math ain't mathing'

(Newser) - Under deals secured decades ago when Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild, actors, writers, and others involved in film and TV production get residual payments when shows and movies are rerun. But while the payments are intended to help people make ends meet between film and TV...

With Actors, Writers on Strike, Netflix Advertises $900K AI Job

Company seeks to increase the 'leverage of our machine learning platform'

(Newser) - With actors and writers on strike together for the first time since 1960, a job listing from Netflix is raising eyebrows. The company is offering up to $900,000 for an artificial intelligence-related job that involves increasing the "leverage of our machine learning platform," the Guardian reports. The...

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