Threat of writers strike looms over networks

The current contract between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the writers’ employers, is set to expire on May 2, according to Huffington Post.

Writers included in the guild include Saturday Night Live staff, who have been using their weekly show to address political issues and events happening in the country, most notably poking fun at President Trump and his administration.

If the groups cannot come to an agreement, shows like SNL, The Late Show and Full Frontal will come to an immediate blackout.

Most scripted shows and movies wouldn’t be too affected since they can rely on older material from writers, but shows that rely on weekly scripts and newsworthy content like the above mentioned would not be airing.

Negotiations are set to resume April 25.

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