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    Seth Rogen Calls Out Streaming CEOs “Insane” Salaries Amid Writer’s Strike

    The Writer’s strike has been going on for around two weeks. Thousands of scriptwriters for films and television shows in Hollywood are on the streets in Los Angeles. This ongoing strike has halted the production of several streaming shows. Seth Rogen has given his thoughts on this.

    Rogen, who is a writer, comedian, actor, and director, has called out the massive salaries CEOs of all the streaming platforms receive. He has expressed his support for the writers who are on strike. So let us find out in detail what the ‘Pineapple Express‘ writer said.

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    Seth Rogen Talks About Writers In Hollywood

    Seth Rogen
    Seth Rogen

    On Wednesday, the premiere of Apple TV+’s rom-com ‘Platonic‘ took place just outside of Regal LA Live Theater in downtown Los Angeles. It was attended by all the cast members including Seth Rogen.

    According to Variety, Rogen took the moment to discuss the ills of streaming platforms. “The secretiveness only makes me think that they’re making way more money off of all of us than they want to share with anybody“, he said.

    Rogen added, “These executives are making insane salaries that you would only make if you are running an incredibly profitable business.” He then thanked the labor unions for their “ability to force these gigantic corporations who banded together to drive down the wages of workers to actually do something every once in a while and act fairly and equitably.”

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    Why Are The Writers On Strike?

    Writer's strike in Hollywood
    Writer’s strike in Hollywood

    The Writers Guild of America (WGA), the union body of screenwriters in Hollywood, went on an indefinite strike in the first week of May. More than 11 thousand writers have been protesting over better wages and job security.

    The strike started after talks between WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) did not reach a fruitful conclusion. Writers have been demanding better pay since the advent of streaming services has affected their salaries.

    They have stated that the residual and royalty fee for streaming shows is far less than for cable television shows.

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