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Writers Should Get “Fair Share” – The Hollywood Reporter


Former President Barack Obama said he was “hopeful” that writers would get “a fair share of the fruits of their labor” as a result of the ongoing writers strike.

During an live-streamed interview with Ira Glass on LinkedIn to promote his upcoming Netflix docuseries, Working, Obama opened up the conversation to share his support for the writers on strike.

“I know there are many studios and streamers who feel a little bit embattled and there’s been a little bit too much of a glut of product and they’re looking at their bottom line and their experiencing shareholder pressure,” Obama said, “but the fact is, is that they wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for writers creating the stories that matter. My hope is that as somebody who’s really supportive of the Writer’s Guild and as someone who just believes in storytelling and the craft of it, I’m hoping that they will be compensated and the importance of what they do will be reflected in whatever settlement’s arrived at.”

“I’m very supportive of the writers and the strike and I’m hopeful that they get a fair share of the fruits of their labor,” he continued.

More to come.

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