Showrunner Tony Gilroy shuts down production services on ‘Endor’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Tony Gilroy told hollywood reporter that he is no longer doing any non-writing work internal management and, the Disney+ Star Wars show he created and runs. In a statement, Gilroy responded to criticism from a fellow Writers Guild member for performing such services during the WGA's strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents studios and streamers.

criticism of internal management and It was reported on Friday that Gilroy, whose script for season two star wars the chain was complete, was still contribution to production services Including casting and music related duties. Gilroy says he was not present on the set of the show and has not been since the strike began on May 2.

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“I turned it off All writing and writing related tasks internal management and Before midnight, May 1st. After briefing about Saturday's audience meeting, I informed Chris Keyser at the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also be off All non-writing productive work,” Gilroy said in a statement hollywood reporter, Reached by phone late Tuesday, Keizer, co-chairman of the WGA's negotiating committee, confirmed his talks with Gilroy. Lucasfilm, which produces internal management anddeclined to comment.

Author Abdullah Sayeedwhose credits include creating the Onyx Collective comedy deli boys For Hulu, Gilroy branched out in a post on his Instagram account on May 8. There's no way a writer/producer can ‘' writing and just start producing. And if the scripts are really finished, let's see. If one word is different in the finished product, kick Tony Gilroy out of the WGA. One of the biggest writers in Hollywood may stand by his union and halt production on his hit show, forcing a major studio to consider WGA demands. Instead, it has chosen to become a SCAB! We all want an Andor s2, but not at the expense of the authors' objectivity. #wgastrong

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on Friday afternoon, theart told that studios including Disney had sent letter to audience demanding that they continue their contractually bound non-writing services amid the strike. The WGA called the studio's request a “union-busting tactic” and said that services such as cuts, small changes to dialogue or narration made before or during production, and “changes in technical or stage directions”—neither of which Gilroy was also not demonstrating, he says – whether guild members are forbidden from performing duty during a strike.

the next , during a WGA meeting with the audienceMany talked about the challenges they faced in attempting to separate writing and production. sean ryan ,The Night Agent, SWAT), for example, shared a story about his decision to withdraw from production services during the 2007–08 WGA strike because it “presented a never-ending series of ethical dilemmas that were never resolved”, stating Could have said it was cleaner to step away from the production,” according to a member in attendance.

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