Tony Gilroy, the creator of the upcoming Star Wars series Andor, gave a passionate speech in support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. He slammed the producers for their “greed” and “arrogance,” and he said that the strike was necessary to protect the rights of writers.
Gilroy said that the strike was about more than just money. He said that it was about ensuring that writers have a say in how their work is used. He also said that it was about protecting the quality of storytelling.
“We are not asking for a handout,” Gilroy said. “We are asking for the right to negotiate a fair contract that reflects the value of our work.”
The WGA strike began on May 1, 2023. It is the first major strike by Hollywood writers in nearly 30 years. The strike has affected production on many films and television shows, including Andor.
Gilroy’s speech was met with applause from the audience. It is a sign that the strike has the support of many writers and creatives in Hollywood.
It remains to be seen how long the strike will last. However, Gilroy’s speech is a sign that the writers are determined to fight for their rights.