Jokes, inflatable rats: Writers keep picket lines entertaining

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Writers Jonathan Butler and Alyssa Clark dressed up as dead Mickey and Iron Man during a Halloween-themed picket at Sony studios. Photo by Zoie Matthew.

Members of the Writers Guild of America are in the third week of a strike that’s brought many productions, both in Los Angeles and on the East Coast, to a grinding halt.

Greater LA visited some of the demonstrations to hear what the writers are up to as they trade in their keyboards for bullhorns, signs, and a lot of chanting.  

A large inflatable rat stands outside the gates of Amazon Studios in Culver City. Photo by Zoie Matthew.