How do the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes of today echo the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s? The second of a two-part conversation led by Ben Mankiewicz.
This is a past program
This program took place on
Sunday, August 13, 2023
About the Program
How do the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes of today echo the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s? This conversation continues to examine how the studios' response to labor struggles and union demands, both then and now, poses a possible existential threat to the entertainment industry itself. Will solidarity amongst (and within) the unions make the difference this time around?
Hosted by film critic and host of Turner Classic Movies Ben Mankiewicz, panelists scheduled to appear include:
- Miranda Banks, Chair of Film, Television, and Media Studies at LMU, and author of The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild
- Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, SAG-AFTRA
- Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/technology attorney, journalist, and author of Hollywood on Strike!: An Industry at War in the Internet Age
- Eric Haywood, Writer-Director, WGA Negotiating Committee