Supermen were there. As were multiple Wonder Women. Marvel’s Dr. Doom made a statement. A Flash made out of balloons also stood its ground. Even DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star, Caity Lotz, showed up. As the Writers Guild Strike entered Week Four, the WGA West Genre Committee had the idea of making yesterday “Superhero Day” outside the home of DC Studios, Warner Bros.
The Committee, which is co-chaired by Chicago’s Dwayne Conyers and Kelly Jo Brick, put out a call to all writer heroes. “Show off your favorite heroic costume or just bring your love of all things superheroic in a show of solidarity #WGAStrong,” headlined the digital flyer posted on the committee’s Facebook page and shared by many.
Undeterred by the misty rain or chill in the air, hundreds of heroically-dressed writers descended upon Warner Bros Studios. Reel 360 News saw:
Writers hit the picket lines in Los Angeles and New York on May 2 seeking a new contract that would increase pay and benefits for writers by $429 million over three years. The AMPTP has countered with an offer of $86 million in return.
The Guild also wants assurance that the art of writing itself is protected. The demands range from stopping projects being “written” by A.I. to the role of writers’ rooms from start to finish on TV shows.
No new talks are scheduled.
Colin Costello is the West Coast Editor of Reel 360. Contact him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @colinthewriter1