Speaking on the Writer’s Guild of America Strike
Featured Guests: Micharne Cloughley and Hannah Rothblatt
Today, we’re talking about a movement that’s affecting a huge part of our creative community: the Writer’s Guild of America Strike. In this special episode, two writers working in TV from the Girls Write Now community, Micharne Cloughley and Hannah Rothblatt, discuss their involvement in the strike and what it means for the industry at large. Micharne Cloughley is a television writer and playwright. Most recently she was a story editor and staff writer for seasons 21 – 23 of Law & Order: SVU. Hannah Rothblatt worked as a digital producer for late-night show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and has worked as a documentary story researcher, writer and producer at Upright Citizens Brigade. The two mentors discuss the biggest issues affecting TV writers, including AI and the proliferation of streaming, and what WGA is doing to secure the labor rights of the people who create our favorite shows.
For more information about the strike, go to wgacontract2023.org.
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Hannah Rothblatt is a writer and producer based in New York City. She was a digital producer for late-night show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and has worked as a documentary story researcher, writer and producer at Upright Citizens Brigade, and podcast producer for Ladies Get Paid. She is a Writing Works mentor alum!
Micharne Cloughley wrote for seasons 21 - 23 of LAW & ORDER: SVU. As a playwright, she wrote THE WAY THEY LIVE and co-wrote THE END AND THE BEGINNING, produced by The Civilians in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Micharne was a Creative Arts Fellow at the National Library of Australia. Her plays have been developed or presented in New York by the Australian Theatre Festival, The Tank, 24 Hour Plays, Judson Memorial Church, Animus Theatre Company and Australian Made Entertainment and in Australia by the Brisbane Sci-fi Theatre Festival, Holden Street Theatres, Spark Youth Theatre and the Q Theatre.