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“Pay Your Writers!”: Warner Bros. CEO Booed at Boston University Commencement

HeadlineMay 23, 2023

In Hollywood, members of the SAG-AFTRA actors union have set a June 5 deadline for 160,000 members to cast ballots in a strike authorization vote. In recent days, actors have joined Hollywood writers on picket lines, after some 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike on May 2 to demand livable wages as corporate profits soar. On Sunday, students at Boston University’s graduation ceremony booed and chanted, “Pay your writers!” as Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav delivered the commencement address.

David Zaslav: “If you want to be successful, you’re going to have to figure out how to get along with everyone. And that includes difficult people.”

Students: “Pay your writers!” 

David Zaslav: “Some people” —

Students: “Pay your writers! Pay your writers! Pay your writers!”

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