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Writers Guild member talks candidly about what makes this writer different from previous ones: 'We're crazy'

Zoanne Clack, Greg Iwinski and Julie Plec sit down with their writing partner Beau Willimon for a ATX Television Festival panel to discuss this year’s Writers’ Strike and how it differs from the previous ones.

“Back then, we were nervous about the future,” says Plec, who created

The Vampire Diaries ) and its derivatives The Originals and Legacies. “We worry about what we see coming. This worry is invisible and turns out to be remarkably prescient and ultimately disastrously accurate.”

This time, Plec explained that the writers were on strike because they were upset, and then took a moment to point out that she had benefited from a successful career, so she spoke on her behalf Someone who helped her get to this point.

“I am the one who strikes on behalf of the past, or in their spirit, for our interests today, and the ones who strike today are simply standing up for their livelihoods and our cause The ones who strike, the next generation of me and us,” she continued. “We’re crazy.”

She also noted that she has friends who are writers in the industry 60 years, currently unemployed or receiving up to 15% salary reduction.

Iwinski for being on The Late Show Known for his work*) and Last Week Tonight, by breaking down the stakes of kicked off the panel discussion members of the Writers Guild of America and why they chose to strike.

“You can be a writer on a hit TV show and earn $80, for a year and have to be on food stamps even if your show is nominated for award work The Chamber is delighted to receive the accolade,” said WGA East, a member of the negotiating committee. “So, let’s make our case for our solution to the system.”

He notes that one of the things that makes him particularly proud to be a part of the guild is that they It’s a membership based organisation, so they didn’t try to do a focus group or ask the management company what they should ask for. They went directly to their 000, 11 member.

“We got 7, Salaries were ruined,” Ewinsky said, “and writers were asked to rewrite after free work.”

Clark, longtime

, writer and producer of Grey’s Anatomy , explained that it’s becoming more common now that creators are asked to write all episodes of a short, which is why they Fighting for Mature Writer’s Room .

“I think a big reason is that if we don’t have enough people investing in our health care system, our pension scheme, that’s going to go away,” she said “We need to get people to work on it so we can keep it that way for our future. Another reason is for people to learn and for people to see the fruits of their labor instead of just being one-time workers.”

A problem that often arises in WGA’s contract negotiations is the use of AI scripts in writing , Plec noted that it was becoming the face of the villains. “If we don’t codify in language what humans need to do their jobs, we’ll never have it, and we’ll never have protection,” she said.

While Iwinski would never ask consumers to unsubscribe from the platforms they get TV and movies from, he noted that customers can tell these companies that they don’t agree with what happened to what they’re watching.

“To continue this wave of public sentiment, ‘We prefer people who make our stuff to people who pay for our stuff, that’s important,'” he said.




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