Hollywood’s writers’ strike has entered its second week affecting some of Hollywood’s biggest films this year. The productions of a Hollywood movie and a popular Netflix series have been affected by the friction between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Marvel’s Blade remake and the fifth season of Stranger Things, along with Apple TV+’s Loot are some of those productions which have been shut down either voluntarily, because of production disturbances, non-availability of writers on set or by picketers.
The creators of Stranger Things, Duffer brothers, have shown their anger on twitter. They tweeted, “writing does not stop when filming begins.” The popular series’ development has halted due to a lack of writers and show runners. The production is unlikely to begin until the strike is done.
Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) May 6, 2023
The strike has affected variety of productions including television productions like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
This strike has been effecting not only productions but also has come as a huge financial liability to Hollywood. It may cost Hollywood up to $2 billion. The Writers Guild of America is demanding a fair share for its members and if this demand is met Hollywood could lose $430 million yearly.
However, some productions have not been effected by the Hollywood’s writers’ strike and they have continued filming. These include, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power and HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon.