Dispatches From WGA Picket Lines Day 2: ‘SNL’s Bowen Yang, Krista Vernoff, Michael Schur, Cynthia Nixon Among Those Marching To Support Writers Strike

The Writers Guild of America began a second day of strike action on Wednesday, striking multiple sites throughout Los Angeles at 9 a.m. as well as at Netflix headquarters in New York City. in la, The protests were beginning to wrap up as scheduled until about 1 a.m.; They will resume on Thursday morning.

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But Netflix Headquartered in downtown Manhattan, Saturday night Live mold Star and staff writer Bowen Yang walked half-hidden behind a picket sign reading “Whitty Sign Vaccines” among hundreds of protesters in front of the East Coast corporate offices of both Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery. wga strike.

Bowen Yang in New York on Wednesday

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Yang, 32, is a member of both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, and was marching with the studio amid what he called an “existential” standoff.

“Not only for writers in the industry,” Yang said, “but everyone.”

“We have to redefine the way that compensation works in general,” he said, “and that’s why you have alliances and other guilds negotiating with studios. Because it’s all very has been broken for a long time.

In preparing for the open-ended work stoppage – his first as a union member – Yang said he researched the last strike and found “resonances of that time” leading up to the new dispute. “We’re trying not to get burned again in terms of an emerging technology compounding price or any type of compensation structure,” he said.

snl was going into the final three episodes of season 48 when the strike began, Shutting down production on NBC late night show, “We were in the homestretch and like that it’s really demoralizing,” Yang said.

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also on netflix was headquartered at 888 Broadway cynthia nixonThe sex and the City And And just like that… star and former New York gubernatorial candidate, who said it was important for her to be out.

But of great qualityTrucks continued to respect the picket lines until about 10:30 a.m. PT today, when an Avon truck crossed.

is among the protesters Michael SchurCreator-Writer of series like TThe Office, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation And brooklyn nine-ninewho is also a member of the WGA negotiating committee.

Paramount is also in the lot christa vernoffExecutive Producer/Showrunner/Writer on ABC grey’s anatomy, “I believe AMPTP It’s straining to see if they can turn our city into a city where artists can’t make a living, and all profits go to shareholders and the top 1 percent of corporate executives. This is not a city that has ever acted like this.

WGA strike captain Isaac Gomez also said he was striking for a living wage before going back to work, prompting chants among the protesters.

But disney In Burbank, about 200-300 people are marching after a similar crowd on Tuesday. A good portion is stationed at each gate, with about a third of the protesters walking the entire perimeter from Buena Vista Street to Riverside Drive and Keystone Street and back.

is among the protesters a million little things Showrunner Terence Collie, whose ABC drama is making its series finale tonight.

“I think there’s always been a sense of camaraderie among writers,” he said. “And if anything, he feels infinitely stronger than he did 15 years ago.” [during the 2007-2008 strike], I think people know this time. It seems that this is about our livelihood, and therefore we are not going to back down easily.

warner brothers With at least 300 at the picket lines staying on for a second day. is among the protesters Abbott ElementaryQuinta Brunson, whose ABC comedy is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Netflix Los Angeles also saw a second day of picketing, where one of the protesters was Better Things producer-writer Pamela Adlon,