The Political Economic Roots of Hollywood Strikes (A Series of Blog Posts)

The Political Economic Roots of Hollywood Strikes (A Series of Blog Posts)
McMahon, James. (2023). Notes on Cinema. (Article - Magazine; English).

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FROM THE POST: This multi-part blog post investigates the timing of strikes in Hollywood. A strike like the 2023 WGA strike makes sense when we have the hindsight to piece together the issues that built up over the years. But is 2023 a particularly ripe year for contract negotiations to break down? If the labour demands are reasonable, why do studios refuse to agree with them? Or why would job security be “unreasonable” at this point in time? How do we reach a point when studios fight against the labour they (theoretically) need to be creative?



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Article - Magazine


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BN Labour
BN Money & Finance
BN Power
BN Region - North America
BN Business Enterprise
BN Capital & Accumulation
BN Conflict & Violence
BN Cooperation & Collective Action
BN Crisis
BN Culture
BN Distribution

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Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

01 Jun 2023 02:11

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01 Jun 2023 02:11


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