“While Hollywood is feeling the bulk of the strain of actors and writers on strike, the Coachella Valley, home to many in the industry, isn’t immune to the impacts.

On May 2, the Writers Guild of America — which has roughly 11,500 members — went on strike over ongoing labor disputes with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Then on July 14, the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA, comprised of 160,000 members, joined the writers, marking the first time in more than 60 years that both unions have hit the picket line simultaneously. Among the main issues union members are pushing for are increase in pay, changes to residuals as a result of streaming and limiting the use of artificial intelligence to generate content…”

Daniel Vaillancourt David A Lee WGA Picket

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