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Hollywood Braces for a Possible Writers Strike: Why the WGA and Studios Are on a Collision Course

Ivy Kagan Bierman, chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Entertainment Labor practice, is quoted in an article published by Variety discussing the upcoming talks between Hollywood studios and the Writers Guild of America (WGA). 

According to the publication, as the union’s contract expires on May 1st and the industry faces a potential strike, the WGA seeks to protect the financial health of its members in negotiations. “The WGA has become very empowered by its success at getting its members to fire all their agents during its dispute with the agencies over packaging fees and financial interests,” Ivy said. “That demonstrated to the WGA leadership that ‘our members are with us. They support us. They’re going to do what we want them to.’ That gives them leverage.”

Read the full article on Variety’s website.