May 5 • 53M

Warning Signs from Week One of the Strike

A long, hot summer potentially awaits as each side, and other guilds, reveal their hills to die on

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SIGN OF THE TIMES Fair AI use is one of the main sticking points in contract negotiations. (credit: courtesy of @NazaninNour/ Twitter)


With an impasse over everything from quotas to AI, the first week of the strike has revealed an entirely different playing field than the one from 2007-2008. Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low join Sean McNulty to talk what they’ve seen on the pickets, the particular ire at Netflix, the AI arguments, and the tenuous, shifting solidarity from the other guilds. And, the how and when this possibly ends. Also: David Zaslav’s optimistic earnings call and its impact on the strike (1:37), and the upcoming DGA negotiations (23:25).

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