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WGA Asks Tony-Nominated Guild Members Not to Attend Tony Awards

The Writers Guild of America has asked Tony nominees who are WGA members not to attend the Tony Awards on June 11, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The WGA recently sent out an email to Tony nominees, who are also guild members, saying that instead of attending, they may pretape acceptance speeches, in case of […]

Anonymous Strike Diary: ‘The Well-Known Creator’ on Some Harsh Formative Career Lessons

This is part of a series of accounts of the strike from Hollywood writers at different levels in their careers who have been granted anonymity to encourage candor. I was picketing the other day when I ran into an old friend. I hadn’t seen him much since a few years ago when he, for the first […]

“We Want to Disrupt as Much as We Can”: How Warren Leight Is Leading the WGA East’s Push to Shut Down Filming

Welcome to the 215th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘Yellowjackets’ Star Sophie Thatcher on Season 2’s Tragic Finale: “She Already Let Herself Go”

[This story contains major spoilers to the season two finale of Yellowjackets, “Storytelling.”] Sophie Thatcher is relieved that the season two finale of Yellowjackets has landed. It’s been buzzing around in her head for quite some time, and the double-whammy ending for the character of Natalie wasn’t an easy secret to keep. So, she told […]

Marvel Delays ‘Thunderbolts’ Filming Amid Writers Strike

The ongoing writers strike has caused Marvel Studios to delay production on a second feature. A few weeks after the studio decided to press pause on Blade, Marvel has opted to hold off on filming for Thunderbolts, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The hope is to begin production after the strike, which has also caused […]

Television Academy Honors Canceled Amid Writers Strike

The 2023 Television Academy Honors have been canceled due to the ongoing writers strike. “After discussions with the WGA and out of deference to those impacted by the ongoing labor dispute, the Television Academy is canceling the Television Academy Honors reception which was scheduled for the evening of May 31. We appreciate everyone’s understanding,” an […]

Barack Obama: Studios “Wouldn’t Be Around If It Weren’t for Writers,” Says He’s “Hopeful” About Deal

Former President Barack Obama said he was “hopeful” that writers would get “a fair share of the fruits of their labor” as a result of the ongoing writers strike. During a live-streamed interview with Ira Glass in Washington, D.C., to promote his Netflix docuseries, Working, Obama opened up the conversation by sharing his support for […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Finale Event Canceled at Paley Center

The ongoing writers strike has forced the cancellation of the Paley Center’s Ted Lasso finale screening and panel. The Paley Center for Media informed ticket holders Thursday that the May 30 screening of the season three finale — a possible series finale — and subsequent panel with the cast that was to have included Jason […]

Endeavor President Frames Strike as a “Growth Opportunity” as Deal Will Give Writers More Cash

The ongoing WGA strike will ultimately be a net positive for Endeavor, the owner of talent agency WME, predicts Mark Shapiro, the company’s president and COO. Speaking at a JPMorgan conference Wednesday, Shapiro said that with regards to the strike, “both sides are really trenched in and there are significant issues, but it’s temporary.” However, […]

“Your Fight Is Our Fight”: John Leguizamo, Busy Philipps, Tony Kushner and Unions Show Solidarity With WGA

John Leguizamo, Busy Philipps, Tony Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Al Franken and Wanda Sykes were among those who took to the stage during WGA East’s Rally at 30 Rockefeller Center on Tuesday, appearing alongside union leaders from SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actor’s Equity and more pledging that “all of labor stands behind the writers.” Cynthia Nixon, Ilana Glazer, […]

Writers Strike Dampens Dealmaking in Rainy Cannes

The unseasonably cold and rainy weather in Cannes this year didn’t put a damper on business, but the writers strike loomed like a storm cloud, threatening a deluge.  There were plenty of deals, big and small, in the Cannes Marché du Film, which drew more than 13,500 participants this year, an all-time record, exceeding pre-pandemic […]

Guest Column: ‘The Machine’ Writer Explains the Heartbreaking Reason He’s Skipping the Premiere

When you tell people they’re actually gonna film the script you wrote, the first two questions are always, “Is there a premiere? Are you going to the premiere?” It’s partially out of excitement, partially out of shock that you, a writer, a goblin troll thing that sits in a dark cave and writes fart jokes […]