Hollywood’s Strikes Will Disrupt Podcasts, Games, and TikTok Too

Hollywood’s Strikes Will Disrupt Podcasts, Games, and TikTok Too Leave a comment

Again in Might, the Writers Guild of America went on strike—partly over disputes about compensation, and partly over fears that studios might use generative synthetic intelligence instruments to interchange human writers and creators. This month, when the actor’s union SAG-AFTRA introduced its personal strike, issues actually began to warmth up as a number of the greatest and most recognizable film stars joined the picket strains. Manufacturing in Hollywood has now largely floor to a halt, negotiations with studios have stalled, and this stalemate seems as if it is going to persist for a while.

What do these strikes imply for the films, exhibits, podcasts, and video video games we devour? Will the celeb podcasts and chat exhibits additionally go darkish? Are our streaming choices now going to be restricted to reruns and actuality exhibits? Senior author Kate Knibbs joins us from WIRED’s Tradition desk to debate the shifts that know-how, economics, and revenue disparity have wrought in Hollywood.

Present Notes

Learn our protection of the WGA strike, the actors’ strike. Learn the way AI is being used in Hollywood and in video games. We even have a report from a Hollywood-less Comic-Con. Learn WIRED’s complete collection on the future of entertainment.


Kate recommends two music artists, Nation of Language and Yaya Bey. Lauren recommends the episode of WTF with Marc Maron featuring Cillian Murphy. Mike recommends the movie How to Blow Up a Pipeline.

Kate Knibbs could be discovered on Twitter @Knibbs. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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