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Burning Questions on Hollywood’s Summer From Hell

SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher with chief negotiator, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher with chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP

We’re answering some of the most urgent questions from readers about the various strikes locking down Hollywood into a previously unfathomable situation, one unseen in modern times. We’ll probably revisit this format as the strike drags on (no, we don’t know when it will end), so feel free to hit us up with questions you can’t get answered elsewhere. Herewith…  


Good for Fran Drescher, I loved her on The Nanny and she’s earned her reputation as a fighter. But has anyone actually analyzed the substance of her speech? She goes on and on about how the C.E.O.s get “hundreds of millions of dollars” without mentioning that big-name actors and other creators have been the primary beneficiaries of the content bubble of the past decade?