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HOLLYWOOD • May 22, 2023
Strike Update: Will the Actors Prompt a Tri-Guild Walk-Out?
News, notes, and fresh reporting on a multi-front evolving legal situation.
HOLLYWOOD • May 14, 2023
What a Directors Guild Deal Might Look Like
A crystal ball into the posturing, pressure points and players in a potential pact that could also set the table for a WGA deal—and maybe end the strike.
HOLLYWOOD • April 30, 2023
Hollywood’s Writer Stand-off: It’s Not Just About Money
It’s also a battle over increased transparency, and the knowledge that future labor fights will be informed by the data that is currently hoarded by the studios and streamers.
HOLLYWOOD • April 2, 2023
Decoding the Writers Strike Smoke Signals
Rumors of progress between the guild and the studios may be overstated as the two sides hardly negotiate in the negotiating room and guild leadership has leaned into a scorched-earth, down-to-the-wire strategy.
HOLLYWOOD • February 12, 2023
What Hollywood’s Writers Actually Want
As the WGA consults its angry members on big demands ahead of negotiations, here are the likely theaters of war—and what could drive a walkout.
HOLLYWOOD • December 1, 2022
Iger & Optimism in Hollywood’s Labor War
A recent DGA statement and Bob Iger’s return to Disney present two critical data points in the looming battle bewitching Hollywood and the possibility of a Writers Guild strike.
HOLLYWOOD • October 2, 2022
Are Hollywood’s Virtual Auditions Illegal?
The post-Covid move toward “self tape” auditions has spawned a veritable arms race among actors to create featurette-style videos, and an entire pay-to-play cottage industry to produce them. Hollywood’s biggest union wants to dial it back.