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Old 07-13-23, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by candyrocket786
Get ready for a shit ton of overseas content 😆 coming your way because the last i checked it was business as usual for the rest of the world.
Time for some Korean dramas and anime I guess...
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Old 07-13-23, 10:42 AM
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re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

Barbara Crampton has been promoting her new movie because she said if they strike she won't be able to talk about any project she's involved with for a while.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Time for some Korean dramas and anime I guess...
Or some of the tens of thousands of hours of content I haven't gotten around to watching, I suppose.
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Old 07-13-23, 10:53 AM
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re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

For starters, this will eliminate a bunch of actor driven panels at SDCC next week. Off the top of my head, Stephen Amell and the cast of Heels was scheduled to be there. I also saw the cast of Quantum Leap was supposed to be there as well.
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A good thread from Rachel Zeigler. She has a lot of respect for the below the line workers and crews who are going to get affected. And she even says in this thread that she's lucky that she's had stable work for the last 4 years through COVID. No one knew who she was prior to Westside Story.

Old 07-13-23, 12:00 PM
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re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

Originally Posted by DJariya
For starters, this will eliminate a bunch of actor driven panels at SDCC next week. Off the top of my head, Stephen Amell and the cast of Heels was scheduled to be there. I also saw the cast of Quantum Leap was supposed to be there as well.
So SDCC will be an actual Comic Con again?

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Originally Posted by candyrocket786
So SDCC will be an actual Comic Con again?

When I lived in San Diego, my best friend and I would attend every year. I'd go for movie stuff and he was there for comics.
Old 07-13-23, 01:31 PM
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The streaming services are gonna have a hell of a hard time getting people to keep paying $15 - $16 per month per service if the new content dries up.
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Old 07-13-23, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Decker
The streaming services are gonna have a hell of a hard time getting people to keep paying $15 - $16 per month per service if the new content dries up.
Unless the strike lasts a long time (in which case there are probably other concerns) won't the dip be seen like much later, months and months from now? Or is the filming for these series that tight?

I'd think the streaming services could pivot to licensing international content as a stopgap, as long as they have some time to do so. They are probably a little better positioned than network/cable and/or movies.
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If the DGA got in on this, the strikes would be over in a week tops.
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Old 07-13-23, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
If the DGA got in on this, the strikes would be over in a week tops.
Walk me through that thinking. Even if the studios play ball with directors, their heels seem pretty dug in when it comes to the writers room.
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Originally Posted by Decker
Walk me through that thinking. Even if the studios play ball with directors, their heels seem pretty dug in when it comes to the writers room.
No directors means no reality/filler programming.

You also have DGA members who are WGA member too and could push for changes there too.
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Old 07-13-23, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
No directors means no reality/filler programming.
As it is there's probably no reality TV now. At least nothing with a host or celebrity subjects. I guess they can still shoot 90 Day Fiancee and Outdaughtered and My 600 Lb Life. But that's kind of it. No Dancing with the Stars, no Amazing Race, no Survivor, no American Idol, no Top Chef.
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re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

https://deadline.com/2023/07/actors-...ce-1235437198/

Looks like if there are any SAG-AFTRA actors booked on any UK Equity Union jobs, they still have to report to work.

also looks like House of the Dragon season 2 won't be disrupted because the UK actors hired are working under the Equity union.

https://variety.com/2023/tv/global/h...73e828aa12daf1

Equity actors are not allowed to strike to support SAG/AFTRA because of UK legislative laws.
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No Dancing with the Stars, no Amazing Race, no Survivor, no American Idol, no Top Chef.
They already have 2 seasons of Survivor and 1 season of Amazing Race in the can. Right now, I'm worried about the upcoming seasons of Love Island and Big Brother. Will Sara Hyland and the Chenbot not be allowed to host those shows?
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Last time they still aired Big Brother but I guess that wasn't a SAG strike just a writer's strike?
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Re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

This is amazing :

This doesn't just sound like an episode of The Black Mirror, it actually is the plot of the most recent season premiere.
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The streaming services are gonna have a hell of a hard time getting people to keep paying $15 - $16 per month per service if the new content dries up.
I think Netflix would be better off because of their large catalog that they also havenít pulled like the others.

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This is amazing :
https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/s...601180162?s=20

This doesn't just sound like an episode of The Black Mirror, it actually is the plot of the most recent season premiere.
Wouldn't that essentially be the Crispin Glover BTTF II situation though?
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Old 07-13-23, 03:53 PM
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Re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

Originally Posted by Superman07
I think Netflix would be better off because of their large catalog that they also haven’t pulled like the others.



Wouldn't that essentially be the Crispin Glover BTTF II situation though?
Not really, since the Crispin Glover deal was that they used a different actor and used Glover's prosthetic make-up likeness for it. I assume with AI, they mean it would be a 100% digital creation in the actors likeness. I don't think they have contract stipulation for that that I know of. But who knows, actors may have already started to sign away their likeness rights anyway.


EDIT - https://collider.com/back-to-the-fut...ory-explained/
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Since this will postpone everything for a while, the trickle down effect will most likely fuck over movie theaters since they will have nothing to show. I'm not talking about right this second either, but for upcoming major slates of projects will now be pushed back for who knows how long.
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I watched the entire press conference. I was impressed with how Fran articulated herself and described the situation. After that weird YouTube video was released with an overly optimistic update, she basically said that everything went downhill after that.

Fran and the chief negotiator were pretty pissed about how the press blew up the Italy situation. The press made it sound like she was there for a vacation. She said she was there for a long booked business engagement for some product she endorses and after she was done with that, she was there via Zoom for all meetings.

The whole thing that they mentioned about scanning background actors and being able to save and use their likeness without any compensation for perpetuity is bullshit.

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Old 07-13-23, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Since this will postpone everything for a while, the trickle down effect will most likely fuck over movie theaters since they will have nothing to show. I'm not talking about right this second either, but for upcoming major slates of projects will now be pushed back for who knows how long.
They haven't quite recovered from this during covid, but studios faired ok. Of course, studios also laid off people to remain in the black.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Billionaire CEOs don't get affected. They happily lay off employees in order to keep their bonuses. I've been thru 10 years of consecutive layoffs and every year there is still money for bonuses. #thingsthatmakeyougohmmm
We just went through 50-something layoffs 2 months ago. All veteran below the line workers. One worked there since the launch of the network 20 years ago. Not a single senior manager, producer or executive got let go. The show I worked on for 6+ years got canceled even though it was the highest rated daytime show on our network. I had my hours cut this summer. And the league got paid $110M plus for 1 playoff game next season on a streaming network. And, they just came off one of their most profitable years and one of the highest rated Super Bowls. But, the corporate office's excuse was they needed to tighten the belts, slash the budgets due to lesser subscribers and loss of ad revenue. Although I don't work in entertainment like you, the corporate bosses in sports think exactly the same as Entertainment CEOs. How do you make more with less? It just frustrates the heck out of me.
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Re: Screen Actors Strike 2023

John Cusack has been spilling a lot of tea on Twitter today.
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I get what he's saying, but I wonder how many producers/actors/whoever who take home obscene amounts of money think of sharing that with, say, the custodial staff or the writers or whatever? I'm sure some do, and I agree that they should push the studios making the projects to pay everyone, just not sure it's a common thing.

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