[Webinar] The Writers’ Strike Is On—Now What?

June 7th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PT
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

June 7th, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

As of May 2, 2023, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) declared a strike against movie and television studios and streamers represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Writers and their representatives were left to wonder, “What do we do now?” Please join Manatt Entertainment Partners W. Joseph Anderson and Sarah E. Moses; Matt Belloni, founding partner at Puck; Christina Tajalli, Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel at PICTURESTART; and Dimitry Krol, Senior Counsel in Loeb & Loeb LLP’s Entertainment Labor Practice Group, to probe that question and others. The panelists will discuss whether the WGA can bar membership for future applicants who write for struck companies, whether writers can enter into deals with companies outside the United States, how to think about hyphenates, how force majeure provisions may shape the landscape as the strike drags on and more.


  • W. Joseph Anderson, Entertainment Transactional Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Sarah E. Moses, Entertainment Litigation Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Wendy J. Greuel, National Advisor, Government and Regulatory, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Matt Belloni, Founding Partner, Puck
  • Christina Tajalli, Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel, PICTURESTART
  • Dimitry Krol, Senior Counsel, Entertainment Labor Practice Group, Loeb & Loeb LLP


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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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