The ongoing WGA strike has rightfully shut down many high-profile productions in recent weeks. If you like the series Dragon House and Welcome to Derry look to push through the condemnation, the Writers Guild of America Warner Brothers successfully pitched Discovery’s DC series Penguin suspending production until the writers reach a fair settlement. A sequel to last year’s hit theater series Batman set to see the return Colin Farrell’s iconic comic villain interpretation and was deep in production before picketers shut it down on Tuesday.
Penguin Today was set to shoot in Westchester, New York, but the WGA East arrived early and in full force. Submission deadline; termination period. As with many other productions in the past week, including Netflix heavyweights Strange things, Teamsters and local guilds are refusing to cross the picket line. It’s not a good look for Warner Bros. and the new CEO David Zaslav Those trying to restore the DC brand to its former glory. Last year, Zaslav was in the news a lot for suddenly canceling several highly anticipated projects. Batgirl and Zaslav was revealed to have received nearly $40 million in compensation last year in addition to his astronomical salary. Still, not a good look, especially with their new brand Max the streaming service launches next week on May 23. It was one of the popular shows they promoted in their presentation for the rebranding service. Penguin. Now, because billion-dollar studios don’t want to pay their writers—many of whom can’t even afford rent—a fair living wage, Penguin under fire. You can’t have a streaming service without content.
Why is the Writers’ strike not going on?
Frankly, in scary times, writing as a career is under threat. the rise of AI especially worried. Writers want Protection against AI, protection against “free work”, protection of writers’ rooms and elimination of mini rooms. In general, the studios are trying to turn recording as an art form into a permanent independent gig that the WGA is actively fighting for. You can’t have your favorite TV show or movie without writers. It all starts with them. Batman It was one of the best written pieces of art last year, and it’s a shame that studios continue to appreciate the great work that screenwriters do every day. In the movie world, they become real-life superheroes and supervillains that the studios must quickly put down.
When Penguin Will you go out?
Penguin It will be released on Max in 2024. If Warner Bros. wants to make this release window, they need to pay their writers what they deserve before they end up looking like penguins hanging out in the Iceberg Lounge. While we wait for further updates on the strike, here’s a production teaser Penguin can be seen below.