Film and television history expert Christine Becker: Hollywood Writers guild strike ‘highly likely’; writers deserve to have hardships addressed
Increasing minimum payments for writers alone “won’t resolve the underlying issues” that motivated WGA members to approve the strike authorization, Becker said. If negotiations do break down after May 1, she said “deep-seated infrastructural issues” will be the cause. “A strike is therefore highly likely due to the significance of this situation for the industry’s future. The only real uncertainty is over how long the strike will last and what the long-term fallout could be."