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Are Hollywood writing jobs the next frontier for gig work? Here’s what a striking writer says.

‘There have been reports that companies are offering showrunners incentives to not hire a writers’ room at all,’ says comedian Adam Conover, creator of ‘Adam Ruins Everything’

Writers walk the picket line outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Writers Guild of America says “the companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union workforce.”

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As thousands of Hollywood writers strike, the union and writers have warned that studios and streaming companies are trying to turn writers’ livelihoods into “gig work.”

In an interview with MarketWatch this week, Adam Conover, a comedian and writer on the Writers Guild of America’s board and negotiating committee, said the companies are trying to change the structure of writers’ jobs.