Jul 14 • 44M

Iger, Ire, Actors: Apocalypse Now

A double strike. Disney selling core TV assets. How did it get so bad and when does it end?

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MAKING HISTORY SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher (center left), Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland (center right) and actress Frances Fisher (bottom right) outside Netflix on Friday. (VALERIE MACON / AFP)


For the first time in over 60 years, Hollywood is in the throes of a double strike. Outside of the raw anger on all sides, the implications of a work stoppage on the industry at the same time as core business fundamentals continue to erode are a once-in-a-generation event. “What if L.A. becomes Detroit [with] autos… There could be a moment when what was one of the core industries is fully eroded,” says Janice Min, who joins Elaine Low and Sean McNulty to break down the final days of what led to this moment, and the possible pain points that could bring it to an end. Also: who’s most mad about Bob Iger’s new comments (6:01), and what in the world is going to happen with Disney’s TV assets now likely for sale (11:31).

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