Oct 7, 2022 • 48M

'The Writers Guild Wants a Time Machine'

An anti-strike TV writer who supported the 2007-08 picket talks today's climate

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BACK THEN Pamela Adlon and James L. Brooks joined striking writers outside Fox in January 2008. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images)


With a potential WGA strike on the horizon, can the chasm between studios and angry writers be bridged? Hosts Sean McNulty, Richard Rushfield and Tatiana Siegel are joined by Martini Shot host (and WGA member) Rob Long to unpack the impending doom. “The Writers Guild continually strikes for a time machine and to go back and change the way [deals] were written,” notes Long. “‘If only I could go back and’ as we always say, kill Hitler.” The foursome also talk Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s questionable victory lap (38:55), David O. Russell’s very odd on-set antics (31:43); and Netflix’s never-say-never theatrical release of Glass Onion (5:27)

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