Hollywood writers strike over pay in streaming era
03 May 2023 | 9:21 am
More than 11,000 television and film writers have gone on strike for the first time in 15 years following the breakdown of negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios, the guild says. The walkout began at 12:01 a.m.
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