Mar 24 • 40M
A Showdown Over Streaming Economics
As WGA negotiations begin, can a sustainable business model start to exist
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.
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).