Hollywood is currently experiencing its most significant strike in six decades, with actors and writers demanding new contracts from studios and streaming services. As the strike continues, numerous high-profile projects have been forced to halt production.
Movies like “Deadpool 3,” “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part II,” “Gladiator 2,” “Lilo & Stitch” and “Venom 3” are among those that have closed production. Also, web series and TV shows like “Stranger Things”, “Cobra Kai”, “Big Mouth”, “The Chi”, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight”, “1923”, “Severance”, “Metropolis” and “Daredevil: Born Again” have also been affected, with their filming suspended.
However, it is important to note that films that have already completed production and post-production will not be affected by the strike and their release plans will remain unchanged.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) recently joined the writers in their strike, which had been ongoing since May. This combined strike has united approximately 11,500 Writers Guild of America (WGA) members with approximately 16,000 SAG-AFTRA members.
Fran Drescher, President of SAG-AFTRA, emphasized the seriousness of the situation, stating: “This is a moment in history, a moment of truth: if we don’t stand our ground now, we are all in trouble. .” He underscored the need for unity and highlighted the importance of adapting contracts to address significant changes in the industry’s business model.
In short, the ongoing walkout in Hollywood, involving both writers and actors, is a response to concerns related to artificial intelligence (AI), fair wages, and equitable profit-sharing in the digital age. This collective effort aims to address these issues and ensure that the industry evolves and adapts to the changing landscape.
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