5) Start sending out that feature script of yours ASAP. I don’t advocate scabbing, but producers assistants and development staff will likely have less scripts coming in than regularly, and may actually be more open to reading unsolicited submissions. Agents will also be looking to rep fresh talent and stockpile great material to send out when the strike is over. (update: just don’t send it to these WGA signatory companies, as it would violate strike rules for even non-members.)
4) Have a business? Extend free or discounted services to anyone presenting a WGA membership card and relish in the good karma along with the good faith promotion. (The Roxy is already on it.)
3) Go celebrity spotting on the picket lines. Yeah – it may seem cheap, but I don’t think anyone will be offended (besides the producers) if you swing by to show your support of the strikers.
2) Get those headshots ready! Just about everyone can have their 15 minutes of fame as networks are supposedly rushing reality shows into production.
1) Make that short film or independent feature now that equipment rates will be heavily discounted. With series productions shutting down, and features slowing a bit, rental houses will be more keen on extending lower rates so everything from dolly track to camera packages aren’t just collecting dust.