On Friday, Dec. 7, the WGA will picket the FremantleMedia headquarters in Burbank. This is the latest action in the Guild’s ongoing efforts to target the international conglomerate to improve substandard working conditions for writers in the entertainment industry’s “reality” TV and game show arena.
Speakers scheduled to appear include: SAG President Alan Rosenberg, WGAW President Patric M. Verrone, writers Aaron Solomon and Kai Bowe and SAG member Alfre Woodard. Mock-rock band Tenacious D. (Jack Black and Kyle Gass) will also perform live. Join us and show your solidarity!
4000 W. Alameda Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
12 p.m. Informational Picket
1 p.m. WGAW Rally
When you arrive at the location, please look for the designated Screen Actors Guild staff member.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no other WGA picket locations scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 due to this rally.
Please stay at studio locations, and do not join picketers at on-location sites. Screen Actors Guild is not condoning or participating in disruption and/or attempts to shut down location shoots.
It is critical that SAG picket signs not be displayed at any locations other than the appropriate sites at the studios and networks.
If you are contracted to work on a television series or motion picture that continues to produce while the WGA is on strike, you are obligated by your personal service agreement and the “No Strike” clause in our collective bargaining agreements to go to work. You can continue to audition for work and accept new work if you choose to do so.
Screen Actors Guild members should not perform the duties covered by WGA contracts. Simply stated, you should not write anything normally written by striking WGA writers.
Finally, and most importantly, we must support our fellow SAG members on every set even if they have to cross a picket line to get to work. They are simply following the advice of their union and honoring their contract. It is not reasonable to expect SAG cast members to risk the potentially enormous personal liability that may flow from refusing to work in the absence of a SAG strike. Please note, the WGA contract includes a similar “No Strike” clause and writers would be bound to the same rules as you are if another union were striking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have also set up a toll-free Screen Actors Guild WGA strike information hotline number for questions regarding work rules and picket line locations. Through this hotline number, you can get up-to-the-minute information on work rules, picket line locations and help with other questions.
Screen Actors Guild WGA Strike Information Hotline: 1-877-724-7875.