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ICYMI: Loyalty, Firings & Force Majeure
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Company loyalty is a two-way street, and the relationship is struggling right now — a topic our newest reporter, Elaine Low, wrote about in the first in our new Culture of Work series this week. Indeed, our line-up from the last seven days delivered some excellent context and answers to the many question marks hanging over the entertainment industry right now:
Layoffs, Anxiety and the Death of Company Loyalty: 'The Seats We Sit in Are All Rented' Hollywood was once packed with dream jobs. But as town turmoil sends careers sideways, so go employees' expectations
🎧 Strikes, Firings and the (Possible) Mother of All Mergers Sean McNulty, Elaine, Richard and Rob Long unpack a dizzying week of events, including the high-profile ousters of two longtime Netflix execs, while Rob, a WGA OG, flips his vote on the strike in a scathing send-up of the new streaming economy and the force majeure moment that might be just what the town’s corporate leaders need and want. For a full transcript of this episode, click here.
Streamers' Catch-22 Netflix, Apple and Amazon — the next move is yours, says Richard, as he explains the tell-tale history of the tech giants’ complicated labor issues that may reveal what they do in this particular Hollywood negotiation, and what happens if the studios break rank with the streamers
🎧 Martini Shot: A Tale of Two Larrys What ails the TV industry? Rob talks about a mysterious duo who hold the clues to everything
☀️ 5 Days of The Wakeup
The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood
🎧 Are Video Games Hollywood’s New Comic Books? Gene Park of the Washington Post joins our newest member of The Ankler family, host Sonny Bunch, to talk how the oncoming TV and film IP boom is similar to what happened in 2008, the year of The Dark Knight and Iron Man (which, as we know, gave birth to the Marvel Cinematic Universe)
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