Invoice Maher is taking it on the chin for bringing again ‘Actual Time’ in the midst of the writers strike … with one Writers Guild chief insisting Invoice’s misguided transfer will not weaken the union’s labor stoppage.
WGA negotiating committee member Greg Iwinski joined us Tuesday on “TMZ Dwell” to push again in opposition to Invoice’s assertion that bringing again his present was crucial to assist non-union employees members who’re additionally feeling a extreme monetary crunch as a result of strike.
Greg says Invoice just isn’t dealing with the identical financial strain as most crew members in Hollywood … and he says he hasn’t seen or heard of Invoice serving to the ‘Actual Time’ crew pay for hire or groceries through the practically 5-month-long strike.
Really, Invoice says he has supplied “some help” to his employees … however provides, a few of them are nonetheless struggling, and that is why he is returning with out his writers.
In the meantime, Greg says the union is hustling — with monetary backing from some A-list celebs — to assist everybody affected by the strikes, together with crew members who aren’t writers … and he rattled off a number of of these efforts.
His total level is … Invoice may be part of these efforts, as a substitute of crossing the picket line.
As we reported … Invoice introduced Wednesday his present is returning later this month with out writers, saying it was time to convey non-union of us again to work — and the WGA rapidly responded with plans to picket exterior Invoice’s present.
Whereas Greg’s taking a fairly diplomatic method right here, actress Ellen Barkin had loads of expletives for Invoice when our photog received her within the Large Apple.
Invoice’s been vital of the strike lately and even referred to as for California Governor Gavin Newsom to step in and do one thing to convey an finish to the stalemate.
Now, Greg’s calling out Invoice and the studios, in a lot the identical approach … and he tells us why these on strike won’t go down with out a battle.