How Actors and Writers Striking Together Could Change Everything

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Since the start of May, the hottest spot for celebrity sightings has been the Writers Guild of America’s picket line.

From star writers like Tina Fey and David Simon to A-list actors like Chris Pine, Mandy Patinkin, and Susan Sarandon, the WGA’s protests have been packed with familiar faces. Bands like Imagine Dragons and Weezer have staged concerts, and Flavor Flav was one of countless celebs who’ve turned up with pizza.

The momentum kept building this week, as SAG-AFTRA announced that both its negotiating committee and National Board had unanimously agreed to authorize a strike. While its members prepare for their own vote, SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher urged them in a statement to “make three a charm with an emphatic ‘yes’ for a strike authorization vote!” To do so, she wrote, would be an “unprecedented show of solidarity.”

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