Hollywood Reacts to Writers Guild Deal
Many writers took to Twitter to thank the Writers Guild of America for fighting for them during negotiations.
Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and AMPTP studio alliance were down to the wire Monday night, going past the midnight deadline and ultimately resulting in a last-minute deal, which was reached around 1 a.m.
The deal averted a strike that could have hit the state economy with a $200 million blow per week (the last Hollywood walkout in 2007-08 cost California an estimated $2.1 billion to $2.5 billion).
Writers involved and Hollywood at large appeared generally happy with the results. See some of their reactions below.
I love two things: writing and being difficult. If I can't do one, I'll do the other. #wgaunity— Emily V Gordon (@emilyvgordon) May 2, 2017
All jokes aside, I'm grateful to the guild for fighting like hell for us. And for the ability to keep doing what I love. #WGAUnity— Jas Waters (@JasFly) May 2, 2017
TO THE WGA BOARD MEMBERS, TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED THEIR ASSESS OFF NEGOTIATING FOR US -- THANK YOU. #WGAUNITY— Michael Narducci (@MichaelNarducci) May 2, 2017
Incredibly proud of our committee, leadership, and staff. I am honored to serve with you. #WGAUnity— Amy Berg (@bergopolis) May 2, 2017
Happy to report - we have a deal!— Billy Ray (@BillyRay5229) May 2, 2017
Not everything we deserve, but big gains that will help many writers.
unity made it happen.
By the way: The Apprentice? Unscripted. This apocalypse was brought to you by everyone but union writers #wgaunity— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) May 2, 2017
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming: pic.twitter.com/RlxZb65vWf— David Slack (@slack2thefuture) May 2, 2017
Thank you, WGA. And the Baltimore-Washington Newspaper Guild. And for a lifetime of collective bargaining on my behalf. Union, union, union.— David Simon (@AoDespair) May 2, 2017
Thanks to the WGA and the Studios for reaching a deal. UNIONS WORK! Now we can do what we do best: eat Pringles and write jokes about farts— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) May 2, 2017
After seeing what @Travon was able to do with the WGA deal I think we should send him to N. Korea to sort out that mess.— Rory Albanese (@RoryAlbanese) May 2, 2017