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