Blue Tuesday Productions is a tiny (not-yet-profitable) indie production company but we wanted to release a statement on the current WGA situation (and possible future DGA, SAG-AFTRA, ISTAE, etc. situations). The reason our production company exists is to collaborate with people whose work we admire and to create things together that we can share with whoever wants to take them in. We want to make stuff and share it.
So, on our end…
We will continue to pay all of our artists who work with us. If/when we become a profitable production company, we will invest more in our artists. We will continue to raise our investment proportionally with profits. The more we can pay people and help eliminate day jobs for people who want to work in this industry or be part of what supports those who have eliminated their day job to work in this industry… the happier we’ll be.
We will not use AI, of any kind, to replace artists, of any kind. We want tangible human connection. Art for us is as much about the process as it is about the final product. We won’t ever replace that experience with AI.
When greed overtakes any creative industry, we all lose.
As small as we are, this feels a bit silly to write but I also believe that clear, guiding intentions are imperative to businesses who want to operate with a high level of integrity. We are working towards a profitable business model and will champion artists at each stage of growth as a production company. We stand with all creative unions who want fair treatment and respect for artists and not management hoarded wealth machines.