On this episode of The Deep Cut, host John Rocha welcomes Executive Producer, showrunner, and Futurama Writer Eric Rogers to the show. The two men discuss the WGA vs ATA battle that is being waged right now in the industry. They get knee deep into the particulars of what sparked this war, what both sides are fighting for, and what new, unintended repercussions the actions from both sides have created. Rogers talks about his own experience as a union writer watching this struggle carry on over the last few months, what his thoughts are about his union and if the industry will ever go back to the way it was after this battle is resolved. This is an engaging, informative and poignant interview that will give you a window into what is happening behind the scenes with your favorite writers and your favorite shows. If you're an observer of the industry and if you're an up and coming writer with goals of working in this business, this one is a MUST listen.
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This week on The Deep Cut, John Rocha welcomes Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert to discuss their latest documentary 'American Factory'. A Netflix Original Documentary presented by Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Steven and Julia discuss the story behind making this documentary, how they found themselves on the project, and the nearly unlimited access they had to both the American workers and executives and the Chinese workers and executives. They also discuss what their thoughts are on the state of the American factory worker and the state of the working class in general after shooting this documentary.For more on the movie click here: https://www.participantmedia.com/film/american-factoryFollow Rocha: https://twitter.com/TheRochaSays