August 1, 2023

EP. S2E54 — Actors Strike Explained w/ Franchesca Ramsey

Why are the actors striking and what do they want? Actor, writer, and producer Franchesca Ramsey joins Ashley to explain everything you’ve been hearing about the SAG-AFTRA strike! Franchesca and Ashley get into the nitty gritty of geographic discrimination, the dangers of AI, branding people as scabs, and residuals. They also discuss what the strike means for the industry AND your TV shows and how you—TV Club listeners—can support writers and actors.

 

Franchesca’s podcast “Lemme Fix It!” premieres September 13th. Listen to the trailer here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lemme-fix-it/id959128344
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Transcript

Ashley Ray [00:00:16] You’re not gonna miss it. It’s two less trips on the private jet.   Franchesca Ramsey [00:00:17] You’re not going to be able to remake the kitchen in your fucking brownstone in the Upper East Side. And I think you’ll survive.   Ashley Ray [00:00:24] You’ll survive. Okay. You’ll find a stock or something.   Franchesca Ramsey [00:00:28] Get rid of this seat warmer on your gold fucking toilet and give us our money.   Ashley Ray [00:00:40] Welcome to TV’s Stay with Ashley Ray–your go-to podcast for discovering what to watch on TV and getting behind the scenes insight from the people who make the shows you love. You just heard a little tease of my chat with the amazing Franchesca Ramsey, who’s an actress, comedian, and writer on a lot of shows I can’t talk about due to the strike, which coincidentally is what today’s episode is all about. We’re going to get into everything. What

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