Fear Of A WGA Strike Are Overblown, Say John August & Craig Mazin, But Warn Studios Not To Offer Guild “A Bucket Of Crap”

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As the WGA prepares for its upcoming negotiations for a new film and TV contract, a possible writers’ strike is on a lot of people’s minds. Given the guild’s ongoing dispute with Hollywood’s talent agencies, which is now in its eighth month, many industry observers feel that a strike is all but certain. On their latest Scriptnotes podcast, however, writers John August, a member of the guild’s contract negotiating committee, and Craig Mazin took issue with those who say a strike is inevitable.

“Over the last month, I’ve been hearing this slowly banging gong that ‘Oh, there’s going to be a strike happening,’” August said. “I just want to put a bucket of cold water on a little bit of that talk right now.”

After reviewing each of the questions the guild is posing in a survey of its members about what issues they
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