Jimmy Fallon, More Late Night Hosts Launch Podcast During WGA Strike

Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and More Late Night Hosts Launch Podcast to Support Writers on Strike

Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon.
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Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver launched a restricted sequence podcast to help writers on strike.

The late night time speak present hosts launched a trailer for “Strike Power 5” on Tuesday, August 29, sooner or later earlier than the primary official episode. The sequence, which is able to run for no less than 12 episodes, is led by Colbert, 59, Fallon, 48, Kimmel, 55, Meyers, 49, and Oliver, 46. Each episode will characteristic a brand new individual working the dialog.

All proceeds acquired from “Strike Power 5” will likely be given to employees members from the hosts’ respective exhibits: The Late Present With Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Dwell, Late Night time With Seth Meyers and Final Week Tonight With John Oliver.

“[The podcast became] a sequence of hilarious and compelling conversations. Now, Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, Meyers and Oliver invite you to eavesdrop on their once-private chats on this all-new podcast,” a press launch from Spotify learn.

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The most important names in Hollywood are displaying their help for the continued SAG-AFTRA strike by becoming a member of their fellow union members on the picket traces. In July, the labor union — which represents greater than 160,000 TV and movie actors — voted to go on strike after the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) […]

Fallon and Meyers, whose exhibits air on NBC, reportedly paid their staffers three weeks of wages when their packages had been initially sidelined when the writers strike started in Could. NBC deliberate to pay the equal of two weeks wage, with the hosts every masking the third week out of their very own pockets.

The WGA formally initiated a strike in Could after failing to achieve an settlement in its contract negotiations with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers. (The AMPTP represents main firms akin to Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney, Discovery-Warner, NBC Common, Paramount and Sony.)

Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and More Late Night Hosts Launch Podcast to Support Writers on Strike

Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.
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Two months later, SAG-AFTRA approved a strike after its personal labor dispute with the AMPTP reached a standstill. Actors subsequently joined writers on the picket line as most Hollywood productions shut down.

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Actors and writers of Us Weekly‘s favourite exhibits and flicks have been reuniting on the picket traces amid the historic WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike. The labor dispute initially made headlines in Could 2023 when the Writers Guild of America introduced that their contract negotiation with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers had stalled. […]

SAG-AFTRA’s negotiating committee introduced on Sunday, August 27, that they had been prepared “at a second’s discover” to return to the bargaining desk.

“Sadly, as we’ve seen from the latest information out of the WGA negotiations, it seems the AMPTP remains to be unwilling to make the concessions essential to make a good deal that will deliver the strikes to a detailed,” the assertion learn. “Now we have been prepared, keen and in a position to proceed bargaining with them and we very a lot need the AMPTP to come back again to the desk.”

The assertion additionally addressed blended emotions towards the Interim Settlement, which has allowed sure tasks to proceed filming if the film shouldn’t be produced by a studio that may be a member of the AMPTP and agrees to union pointers. Tasks which have lowest-budget contracts with SAG-AFTRA are allowed to proceed working as properly.

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Hollywood got here to a standstill amid the joint WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike — however not each TV present has stopped filming. In July 2023, SAG-AFTRA approved a strike after the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) didn’t deal with any of their considerations concerning honest wages, using synthetic intelligence and extra […]

“To be crystal clear, as soon as an settlement is in place, we totally encourage all of our SAG-AFTRA members to work below that settlement AND to advertise work made below that settlement. The extra tasks that get made with the Interim Settlement, the weaker the AMPTP turns into. So, let’s elevate up our fellow performers who’re on the market working,” the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee continued. “We imagine that our technique to make use of the Interim Settlement is working properly, and we wish you to know that seeing our fellow performers go to work and promote their Interim Settlement tasks, together with at movie festivals and past, is a supply of delight.”