This is the first time since 1960 that the WGA and SAG have been on strike against the AMPTP. So what is the strike about, why isn’t the DGA also on strike, and can we simultaneously support the strike while also continuing to work in film?

In today’s episode, No Film School’s Charles Haine, GG Hawkins, and Jason Hellerman discuss:

  • Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA)--why it’s so important
  • Why arguing only about AI is not effective for the strike
  • Our thoughts on the DGA not striking
  • Knocking over food delivery robots in Los Angeles
  • Writers coming out and discussing how poor the pay is
  • Why you should not do cosplay at Comic-Con this year
  • Why boycotting subscription services won’t actually help
  • Physically supporting people on the picket line
  • Why indie filmmakers should seek waivers from unions
  • Our theories on how long the SAG strike will last
  • Why new filmmakers should be excited this is going on right now
  • How you can avoid working for an AMPTP company

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.