In solidarity of the Hollywood writers strike South African actress Thuso Mbedu has joined the picket line. The Writers Guild of America is a labour union that represents all professional screenwriters and actors of film, television and online video programming.
WGA strike started in May when 11 000 unionised TV and movie writers declared a strike after failed negotiations with production companies. According to IOL, negotiations with production companies focused on writer compensation and other issues, like the use of artificial intelligence in script writing.
Thuso Mbedu is the latest celeb to join the Hollywood writers strike. Quinta Brunson, Vin Diesel, Tina Fey, Pete Davidson, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt are some of the celebs that have joined the WGA Writers Strike, reported by Popsugar.
Because of this strike, actors who are part of the WGA union are not allowed to promote their old, current, or upcoming onscreen projects.
Since the writers’ and actors’ strike started many TV shows and movies have been forced to shut down production including filming and airing new episodes. Saturday Night Live and Abbott Elementary by Quinta Brunson are some of the productions that have been paused due to the strike.
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Talented South African young star, House of Zwide star actress Shalate Sekhabi shocked fans after revealing her age on her birthday. Most fans did not seem to know Shalate’s age when she acted on the show as Shoki.
Some fans thought she was way younger than her actual age, which they discovered on her birthday. Read more