'It Will Surprise Us How Fast it Can Disappear'
'Dickinson' creator and showrunner Alena Smith on her warning about Hollywood's future
Limited series about hubris and comeuppance in Silicon Valley, like WeCrashed and The Dropout, have become regular viewing. But could Hollywood as we know it be on its way to its own bust? Today, Dickinson creator Alena Smith joins Janice Min, Richard Rushfield and Elaine Low to discuss her much buzzed-about guest piece for The Ankler, “Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies”, a hard look at how streaming and the corporatization of entertainment has had destructive consequences for everyone — executives included. Says Smith: ‘It’s a strike in the middle of a contraction in the middle of decades of unchecked mergers and consolidations. It’s not pretty.” Also: the latest news on the strike (1:45) and what we lost with William Friedkin (34:47).