'There was nothing there, it was insulting': SAG-AFTRA joins WGA on strike
It's the first dual actors/writers strike since 1960. PLUS: Emmy nominations for an uncertain ceremony announced, 'Ahsoka' gets a new trailer and poster, and 'Wonka' begins.
Turns out there can be a newsy week during the summer.
This Friday edition of Popculturology is coming your way on the heels of the announcement that SAG-AFTRA will join the WGA on strike, creating one of the largest labor stoppages in Hollywood history.
We’ll also take a look at Emmy nominations, check out the latest trailer for Ahsoka and wonder why Bob Iger is now taking notes from David Zaslav’s school of public relations.
Oh, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest batch of Bluey episodes that hit Disney+ on Wednesday. Some all-time classics in there, like “Granny Mobile,” “Puppets” and “Onesies.”
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Feature Presentation: Double strike
Bonus Features: Ahsoka!
The News: Emmy nomination, Superman: Legacy casting Bob Iger steps in it
Trailer Watch: Wonka, Painkiller
What to Watch: Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Odds and Ends: A hint of Reznor and Ross’ Mutant Mayhem score
SAG-AFTRA is on strike. The actors union began joining the writers on the picket lines this morning, unleashing the first dual actors/writers strike on Hollywood since 1960.
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.
“It came with great sadness that we came to this crossroads. We had no choice,” Drescher said during the announcement. “We are the victims here. We are being victimized by a very greedy entity. I am shocked by the way the people we have been in business with are treating us. I cannot believe it, quite frankly, how far apart we are on so many things. How they plead poverty that losing money left and right while giving millions to CEOs. It’s disgusting, shame on them.”
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