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HBO Suspends The Wire Creator David Simon’s Deal After 25 Years



On the onset of the strike on Might 2, 2023, HBO despatched a letter (obtained by the Hollywood Reporter) to WGA members who serve in different roles reminiscent of showrunners and producers. The letter instructed them to satisfy their non-WGA-covered duties:

“HBO/HBO Max respects your membership within the WGA, and won’t do something to put you in jeopardy of violating WGA guidelines. Nevertheless, we consider sure providers, reminiscent of collaborating within the casting course of and/or contributing to non-writing manufacturing and post-production work are clear examples of non-WGA required providers that ought to proceed to be rendered throughout this time.”

This delineation of duties is why, for example, Tony Gilroy continues to be overseeing the shoot of “Andor” season 2 for Disney, regardless of his WGA membership and the continued strike. Simon is taking a firmer line in solidarity with different writers, therefore the suspension. The strike could have been on for every week tomorrow and business insiders count on it to go on for much longer. That leaves loads of time to see if twin writers + showrunners/producers observe Simon’s instance or Gilroy’s. The result may assist tilt the stability of energy.

When requested to offer additional remark, Simon replied “Deal with [requests] to the union, which governs our media comms. I do as advised, fortunately.” You may learn the complete breakdown of the WGA’s proposals and the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers’ (AMPTP) affords (as provided by the WGA) right here.



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