For over a month, screenwriters in America have been on strike after talks between their union, the WGA, and the studios broke down. Amongst other things, the writers have concerns over the rise of so-called mini-rooms, being locked into smaller series, declining residuals and the potential impact of AI. None of this is straightforward to fix - it requires a dramatic change to the current working model. At the same time, the directors union has reached a deal and will not strike, but actors still might.
The Ankler has been covering all these developments closely. Sean McNulty, the writer of its morning newsletter The Wakeup, returns to the show to discuss everything that has happened and how the strike might come to an end.
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