It’s been about a half of a year since the WGA announced the industry’s eighth writer’s strike since the 1950s. In early May, the buzz around Hollywood and beyond had reached our living rooms. The average everyday viewer became concerned about what this all means for their favorite shows. Then, the actor’s followed suit! Leading to the Actor’s strike.
People started asking questions about the strike and the potential impact. The strike impacts writers and their corresponding applications. For instance, General Hospital and other network Soap Operas film differently than other genres. Daytime dramas are fast-paced and high energy. Therefore, their aggressive pace sets Soap Operas weeks ahead of airing. But even with the grace period, General Hospital’s writers material ran out and that’s when alternative writer’s stepped in.
SAG AFTRA Reports Writer’s and Actor’s Strikes Are Over
After 6 long months, General Hospital news reports confirmed that The Writer’s Strike is officially over. Finally, an agreement has been made between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The official SAG•AFTRA Instagram account announced that the picket locations are closed, and the strike is officially suspended as of 12:01am on November 9th.
Thankfully, the worst is over regarding the 6 month old strike. And we no longer need to worry about what might happen if ratings decline during this delicate time. Previously, GH Blog passed along early details of the strike. The information provided was to let us know the risks if the fans stop watching General Hospital. As only one of four Soap Operas left on television, as Days only airs on Peacock, it’s imperative that we keep ratings up to avoid cancellation.
Take a look at the messages shared by SAG•AFTRA as the organization spreads the good news. Finally, the worry is over. Now writer’s and fellow actors can return to work!
Micki is an avid fan or music, especially the lyrics, and storytelling. Additionally, she’s a dedicated General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing, intellectually emotional expression, and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends her free time writing poetry and song lyrics, while inspired by her passions and interests. Thank you all for taking the time to read and support General Hospital Blog. It truly means more than you know.
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