Statement in Support of the Writers Guild of America
The BECA Department's stated mission is to prepare students "to become innovative and ethical industry leaders who advance equity, social justice and global citizenship." We are in solidarity with the WGA writers who are currently on strike for fair and equitable pay, work conditions, and job security, as well as anti-harassment and anti-discrimination measures and industry regulation of AI-generated material.
Learn what WGA writers are saying about the strike in this short video. Also check out the WGA Strike website for a social media toolkit, the official WGAEast and WGAWest Twitter/Facebook/Instagram accounts, and the list of public figures and organizations who have come out in support of the strike. You can get news bulletins and more writers' accounts of the industry and the strike at the WGA Strike Hub Updates page.
You can also send messages supporting WGA directly to the CEOs of Netflix, Amazon, Disney, and HBO Max. And if you happen to be in Los Angeles or New York City, you can join the picket lines!
(picture is BECA faculty member Marion Dayre and BECA alumni (Armando Jimenez ‘22 and Barbara Burgues BECA ‘21) on the Writers Guild picket line)