Mar 24 • 40M

A Showdown Over Streaming Economics

As WGA negotiations begin, can a sustainable business model start to exist

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Listen in as The Ankler team and industry insiders break down Hollywood’s latest business headlines, power struggles and trends shaping the future of entertainment.
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As writers balk at the harsh financial realities of streaming, Richard Rushfield, Elaine Low and Sean McNulty are joined by Sonny Bunch to talk what’s required to build a new, sustainable model to ensure everyone’s success. “The answer comes from, when do specifically Apple, Amazon and Netflix decide to make real concessions,” says Rushfield. Also on tap: whether the studios and streamers stick together in negotiations (6:10), Apple’s billion-dollar foray into theatrical (18:51) and the crew’s thoughts on the new John Wick flick (22:24). Plus, announcing the debut of Bunch’s own podcast, The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood, on The Ankler (0:33).

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