The Writers Guild of America doesn’t want the business of a company whose members are currently on strike, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that even Emmy FYC’s ads on its website and email communications — some of which have been paid — for its members, many of whom are also members of the Television Academy.
This is just the latest twist on how the WGA strike is affecting the ongoing Emmys season .
Kayley Nagle, WGA West’s communications coordinator, notified the company of the decision in an email on Saturday, explaining: “After consulting with our legal department, all FYC production is all on hold right now. We know this can be frustrating and you have your media planned, but due to strike rules, we can’t continue.”
Nagle continues to issue complaints to anyone who has Companies that prepaid promotional fees offered “a full refund or credit for future FYC, depending on your team preference. Please let us know which you choose as soon as possible.”
Funds are now being withdrawn Multiple companies that were rejected by the WGA have reallocated them for FYC promotion elsewhere, THR can report.
On May 2nd, after months of negotiations, the WGA announced its first strike in 15 years in an attempt to secure a Better pay, minimum TV writer size and minimum workweeks, among other requirements.
The WGA and the Motion Picture and Television Producers Union have been negotiating a three-year contract at the latter’s Sherman Oaks headquarters since March, covering 11,500 Film and TV Writer15. In early April, the WGA claimed that “studios need to address the crisis facing writers in negotiations,” while in a more recent statement, the AMPTP suggested the union was not fully committed to a deal ahead of the strike authorization vote.