HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys has called for a fair resolution to end the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. Bloys was speaking at an event where he was called on to defuse tensions and work towards an agreed solution to end the impasse.
Bloys expressed his hope that a fair resolution is found soon with writers, which would return talent to the stage, making the show far more entertaining. He acknowledged that until then, viewers will be “stuck” with him and his clips.
The Writers Guild of America strike is the first in 15 years and has paralyzed many late-night shows. However, hosts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night,” Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, respectively, have decided to take care of staff pay during the closure.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio will pay employees for two weeks, while Meyers and Fallon will pitch in for their workers’ third-week salaries, including employees’ health insurance, until September.
The writers’ strike has been a contentious issue for the entertainment industry, with writers demanding better pay and benefits. The strike has affected many television shows, films, and other media productions, leading to significant delays and cancellations.
Bloys’ call for a fair resolution to the strike echoes the sentiments of many in the industry who are eager for a resolution that benefits all parties involved. It remains to be seen how the strike will be resolved, but with negotiations ongoing, there is hope that a resolution can be reached soon.