What went on during those last five crucial days of negotiations between the WGA and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers? Showrunner and WGA negotiating committee member Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything) takes us behind-the-scenes of the talks: the role that top execs at Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Netflix, and NBCUniversal played (4:33); what new A.I. protections mean (14:56); how the new viewership-based streaming residuals will apply to new and old shows (18:34); how TV writers rooms will change as a result of new staffing minimums (26:33); whether writers will turn out for IATSE when crew members face their own contract battle in 2024 (10:13); and the surprising parts of the last five months: “I didn’t anticipate how much so many of the people who we pay to represent us in this town actually were working against their own talent during this process” (33:01).
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