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Charles Andrew Gardner

Actor and filmmaker Charles Andrew Gardner, who is also the president of SAG-AFTRA’s Chicago chapter, said his union came to support the writers on strike. ‘If we can come out and support the WGA, we’re supporting the future and the health of the Chicago film industry,’ Gardner said.

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

Charles Andrew Gardner

Actor and filmmaker Charles Andrew Gardner, who is also the president of SAG-AFTRA’s Chicago chapter, said his union came to support the writers on strike. ‘If we can come out and support the WGA, we’re supporting the future and the health of the Chicago film industry,’ Gardner said.

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

What the Hollywood strike means for Chicago actors, writers and productions

That “Hollywood strike”? It’s having a big impact anywhere actors and writers live and work, and that includes Chicago. Reset hears from Chicagoans involved in the strike about their working lives and why they’re demanding better pay and residuals and other benefits from streaming giants like Netflix and the big movie studios. GUESTS: Eric Chaudron, executive director of SAG-AFTRA Chicago Ilyssa Fradin, SAG-AFTRA member and National Board Representative for the Chicago Local Martín Zimmerman, WGA West Captain, writer and producer J. Nicole Brooks, playwright, actor

Actor and filmmaker Charles Andrew Gardner, who is also the president of SAG-AFTRA’s Chicago chapter, said his union came to support the writers on strike. ‘If we can come out and support the WGA, we’re supporting the future and the health of the Chicago film industry,’ Gardner said.

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang

   

That “Hollywood strike”? It’s having a big impact anywhere actors and writers live and work, and that includes Chicago.

Reset hears from Chicagoans involved in the strike about their working lives and why they’re demanding better pay and residuals and other benefits from streaming giants like Netflix and the big movie studios.

GUESTS: Eric Chaudron, executive director of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

Ilyssa Fradin, SAG-AFTRA member and National Board Representative for the Chicago Local

Martín Zimmerman, WGA West Captain, writer and producer

J. Nicole Brooks, playwright, actor

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