by TVWriter™ Press Service
From the WGAW’s lips to the FCC’s ears. The image is difficult to read, we know, so here’s the statement again:
Los Angeles – The Writers Guild of America West has issued the following statement on joining advocacy organizations to file an intervenor brief to reinstate net neutrality:
This had to happen, right?
Looks like AIs are poised to dictate what we see on TV and in films. Are we really supposed to get all our scripts assigned by bots now, and our writing and production notes from machine intelligence?
What hath tech wrought?
A few words of warning from The Hollywood Reporter.
Once considered the tail-ender showbiz trade mag in terms of both reporting and readership, THR’s sophisticated and knowledgeable web presence has made it the leader these days, so we’re always glad to see them helping writers this way:
by Stephen Galloway
A few weeks after Manny Fonseca arrived in Los Angeles in the early part of this decade, having left his native Michigan with the hope of becoming a Hollywood writer or executive, the then 30-year-old was at a party when a producer asked if he’d “like to make a hundred bucks.” Sure, he replied. What would he have to do?
The good news here is that they did the survey and published the results.
The bad news is those results:
by Rachel Monpeller
A month after WGA East released the findings of a sexual harassment survey given to its members, its sister union, WGA West, has published the results of its own survey. Unfortunately, the West Coast’s women writers are navigating just as toxic a workplace as their East Coast counterparts. As Deadline reports, the WGA West survey concluded that 64 percent of female writers have been subjected to sexual harassment on the job, and “a significant amount of the harassment writers experience occurs in the writers’ room.”
And it isn’t even a cartoon: