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New Projects - WGA Strike Details - Tonny Nominations Announced

By Abigail Hardin, May 03, 2023

Happy May, UTD!

We pushed our weekly email a day later to allow for more reactions to yesterday's major announcements about the WGA Strike and the Tony Award Nominations.

There is much to cover about the implemented film and TV writers' strike. We have tried to group articles into subtopics so that you can find the information you are looking for. There are several articles that go into detail about what both sides are asking for and why the WGA and AMPTP could not reach a deal. There are also articles breaking down the ramifications, shows affected, and more.

As I stressed in my email last week, I urge you to not be consumed by stress over the WGA strike. Yes, production has been affected. Yes, auditions will slow the longer the strike is in place. But your work should not stop.

For one, while voicing their support of the WGA, SAG-AFTRA has issued a statement to its members alerting them to their obligation in the event of a strike. According to SAG-AFTRA, "if you are contracted to work on a project that continues production while the WGA is on strike, you are legally obligated to continue working by your personal services agreement and the ‘no strike’ clause in our collective bargaining agreements." Furthermore, actors can still "continue to audition for work" if they choose to.

There are many things that you can do to further your career during this time. To help you navigate this uncertainty, Annie and I will be holding a "Strike-Proof" free workshop later this month. Mark your calendars for May 30th at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT and register today!

There is much to cover, so let's get right to it! Stay positive, and create a great week!

Great Opportunity

Our friends at Actors Connection have another great free workshop planned later this month with Casting Director Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting! Mark your calendars for May 25th at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT and register today!

From Craft to Career: A Casting Director's Guide for the Actor

With over 20+ years of experience in different aspects of professional casting within television, film and theater, Merri is a treasure trove of advice to help actors and those who support them in their career goals, learn what it takes to be a pro.

She'll answer your questions in our Q&A and also share with you information on her upcoming book debut of From Craft to Career: A Casting Director’s Guide for the Actor.

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