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WGA authorizes strike with 96% vote | tentative agreement reached at 1am PDT

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http://variety.com/2017/film/news/writers-guild-vote-strike-authorization-1202393874/

 

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The WGA released the results Monday, a day ahead of the resumption of contract negotiations on a master contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. A work stoppage could start as early as May 2, after the current three-year master contract has expired.

 

The AMPTP issued a statement in response to the strike authorization announcement: “The companies are committed to reaching a deal at the bargaining table that keeps the industry working. The 2007 Writers Strike hurt everyone. Writers lost more than $287 million in compensation that was never recovered, deals were cancelled, and many writers took out strike loans to make ends meet. We remain focused on our objective of reaching a deal with the WGA at the bargaining table when the guild returns on April 25th.”....

 

The guild is asking for raises in minimums and script fees in an effort to offset changes in the nature of TV series production that have hit writers’ earnings. It’s pushing for parity for the payment structures for those working on shows for cable and SVOD outlets, where fees remain lower than those for traditional broadcast network TV, along with an increase in employer contributions to the guild’s health plan, which has been operating at a deficit.

 

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Look like those close together strike are a normal result to how fast the industry changed.

 

Dvd revenues exploded, 2007 had a strike about them, now the industry changed again rules need to be updated to reflect how big some new revenue stream became.

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2 minutes ago, filmlover said:

TV shows are the ones that are gonna be impacted the most from this without question. If they really go on strike as early as next week then that means SNL's season has ended prematurely and unexpectedly.

 

Yes, but it will impact movies in the works which don't have finalized scripts yet, as well.  Plus,what script doesn't undergo some changes in development? 

 

@Barnack I agree things have changed, but I think they are almost $200 million apart now, and bridging that gap by next week won't be easy.

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Pretty sure production for all of Summer 2018's movies that are already shooting isn't likely to be impacted by this. We'll probably see some shifts to Holiday 2018 for the movies that aren't though (like when Star Trek moved from Christmas Day 2008 to May 2009).

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Cameron will just go hide out in the Mariana Trench until this thing has all blown over.

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Just now, aabattery said:

So what movies do you guys think are gonna be hurt the most by this? I have a feeling that all those X-Men movies they announced the other day could be particularly vulnerable.

Has Ant-Man 2 begun shooting yet?

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1 minute ago, filmlover said:

Has Ant-Man 2 begun shooting yet?

 

It's scheduled for June I believe.

 

edit: Feige said this:

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“Assuming everything stays on schedule, we start filming Ant-Man and the Wasp in June.”

 

 

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5 minutes ago, aabattery said:

So what movies do you guys think are gonna be hurt the most by this? I have a feeling that all those X-Men movies they announced the other day could be particularly vulnerable.

 

Alita might move back to December, which could prompt Mortal Engines to move to early 2019.

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I'd say everything after that's started production and/or July 2018 is safe from major damage, I'd argue that most animated movies in that timeframe may be fine. 

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1 minute ago, aabattery said:

 

It's scheduled for June I believe.

 

edit: Feige said this:

 

 

Ah ok. If they need to do any fine-tuning and can't do it until after the strike is over they can always just push the movie's release date back to early August.

 

I don't think movies will be affected much by this though. It's network TV that's fucked.

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Anything that's been greenlit but isn't already shooting will be heavily hurt or delayed.

Anything in development will probably just be delayed.

Anything already shooting will be hurt (hard to tell whether significantly or not).

Anything later in shooting will be mildly hurt (probably).

Anything in post will be mildly hurt (probably).

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