Write Aid: a benefit for film industry workers affected by the strike

I completely support the WGA, and I hope that the guild is successful in getting the media moguls to engage in meaningful negotiations soon. What the WGA is asking for is entirely reasonable, and it’s the same thing SAG will be asking for in just a few months, so while this isn’t directly my fight at the moment, it’s going to be, soon enough.

The strike is affecting a lot of people who aren’t WGA or SAG, though: I have several friends who work in various film crew jobs who aren’t able to go to work because of the strike, and they’re starting to feel the impact of the studio’s greed, as well.

This Friday, the some WGA members have put together a benefit concert to raise money to provide assistance to industry workers who are affected by the strike.

Check out the details for Write Aid:

Performers currently scheduled:

Eddie Izzard

Lewis Black

Patton Oswalt

Sarah Silverman

Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass)

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 8 p.m.

ROYCE HALL at UCLA

Tickets are $75 each, and can be purchased by visiting ULCAlive.org, Ticketbastard, or by calling (310) 825-2102.

5 Replies to “Write Aid: a benefit for film industry workers affected by the strike”

  1. “I have several friends who work in various film crew jobs who aren’t able to go to work because of the strike, and they’re starting to feel the impact of the studio’s greed, as well.”

    – this is such one-sided drivel that it is sickening to read. Get to know the facts of what is going on. Both sides are damn greedy bastards, and the little guys are the ones paying the price.

  2. I love IZZY…why can’t it be on a night I can go. Such is life, thanks for the post. Good to know support for the writers continues.

  3. So does this mean, my husband who belongs to IATSE & cannot get work because of the strike is eligible for some of the money raised by this benefit?
    Where do we sign up?

  4. I agree with P. It’s all the evil studios’ fault the BTL folks are out of work huh? Give me a break. The writers aren’t poor, downtrodden saints pushing for a Cesar Chavez like revolution—no matter how much they like to spin it that way. Yeah, the studios are money hungry but the writers are no less greedy.

  5. Is this benefit gonna help me out? I lost my job and health insurance from this strike. How you gonna distribute the money raised?

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