Hollywood writers go on strike as streaming boom changes industry

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Thousands of Hollywood film and television writers are set to go on strike on Tuesday, 2 May as a reaction to significant changes in the industry triggered by the ever-growing popularity of streaming. The entertainment business will likely be hugely affected; the last strike of its kind lasted 100 days and cost the Californian economy over $2 billion (approximately €1.82 billion). The Writers Guild of America, or WGA, called for its first work stoppage in 15 years late on Monday (1 May) after failing to reach an agreement for better pay conditions from studios including Netflix and Walt Disney…

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