The Writers Guild of America West called off a planned demonstration against FremantleMedia Wednesday due to the wildfires in Southern California. The union said it would reschedule the event for a later date.
WGAW has been stumping for better working conditions for game-show/reality workers. FremantleMedia is one of the biggest names in both of those genres, with American Idol, The Price Is Right and Family Feud among its productions.
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