Deadline Strike Talk Week 18: Jennifer Fox On Strike Summer & Why Producers Need Union Protection

We’ve reached Labor Day and the close of this endless summer labor dispute that has stretched 18 weeks with no end in sight — many who had pegged Labor Day as the likely resolution now point to Thanksgiving. Deadline Strike Talk host Billy Ray engages Jennifer Fox, producer of such films as Michael Clayton, Nightcrawler, The Last Duel, and the Sundance sensation Magazine Dreams. They dig into the current labor stalemate and how AMPTP might find common ground with WGA and SAG-AFTRA. And they also engage the plight of the producers who assemble projects from inception, don’t get paid until production stars, and are the first to be asked to take a haircut on their fees. Producers don’t need an alliance. What they need is a union, Ray and Fox argue.

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