K.J. Yossman Writers have staged a protest outside the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) European headquarters in solidarity with the WGA.
A number of writers including Jennifer Davidson, the chair of Writers Guild of Ireland, and “Blasts From the Past” writer and director Hugh Farley participated in the protest in Brussels on Thursday evening, where it is understood the MPAA were holding a “social event for industry reps and friends,” according to a source. “What else are you going to do when you’re in Brussels with a bunch of writers guilds?!” Davidson tweeted along with photos and videos of the gathering.
What else are you going to do when you’re in Brussels with a bunch of writers guilds?! @ScreenwritersEU @WritersGuildIRL standing strong with @WGAWest #wgastrong #fsestrong pic.twitter.com/ojDhWW0VNQ The protest was organized by the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, an umbrella organization representing associations, guilds and unions of audiovisual writers across Europe.
Members include Britain’s WGGB, France’s Guilde Française des Scénaristes and Italy’s Writers Guild Italia. At least a dozen protestors seemed to be present outside the MPAA’s EMEA offices in Brussels holding placards printed with the slogan “I stand with the WGA” and “FSE stands with American Screenwriters.” Members of the MPAA include Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, Warner Bros.Read more on variety.com
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