NewsHollywood Strikes Update: Cancelled TV Season

Hollywood Strikes Update: Cancelled TV Season

  • Potential Hollywood strike could affect television production and schedule for renewed or greenlit series
  • Film and TV crews are considering a strike authorized by AMPTP on October 4
  • Cancellations and re-workings of TV series may be the outcome if no agreement is reached

A potential Hollywood strike authorized by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on October 4 could greatly impact the television industry, affecting the production and scheduling of series that have been greenlit or renewed. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have been consistently working without an agreement since the previous contract expired on July 31.

The dissatisfaction among crew members is predominantly due to low wages, long working hours, and insufficient rest periods in between assignments, which has become a hot topic of discussion in Hollywood. If the strike proceeds, it could result in the cancellation or reconfiguration of several TV series, creating uncertainties in viewership schedule and industry calendar.

Many shows have just begun production or are in the process of being greenlit, making the potential strike particularly unsettling for the TV industry. It remains uncertain whether the strike will move forward, or if negotiations will continue and result in a new agreement. This scenario will greatly depend on the progress of discussions between the AMPTP and IATSE.

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