WGGB sends solidarity from Brussels 

WGGB Treasurer Gail Renard was one of a number of writers who yesterday evening (11 May 2023) staged an impromptu protest outside the EMEA office of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) in Brussels in solidarity with the WGA 
Nikolaj Scherfig and Gail Renard

BAFTA-award winning screenwriter Renard (pictured above right) who represents WGGB on the board of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe and is a former Chair of the union, joined other writers, including The Bridge screenwriter and Chair of the Danish Writers Guild Nikolaj Scherfig (above left) for the protest. 

Speaking from Brussels she said: “As the MPA is made up of some of the same companies as the AMPTP, it seemed the perfect opportunity to show our solidarity with our sister guild and their members in the US. Writers guilds and unions across the world are flexing their collective muscle to face down the existential threat to our livelihoods that has taken our US colleagues out on strike. This is just the beginning. And we’re a creative bunch, so when the MPA invited execs up on the roof to see the sunset we thought we’d spoil the view!”