Our Worst is Ahead
Israel-Gaza and the autumn of Hollywood discontent
After the better part of a decade devoted to all the fights, the shutdowns, the finger-pointing, the expulsions, the strikes, the bad faith, is it time to start wondering: did we actually break Hollywood?
Like so bad, the Genius Bar won't even accept it to take a look under the hood?
You'll recall that as of this writing, SAG-AFTRA remains on strike, and production of entertainment products remains largely in mothballs, six months after the first strike of the two began.
And lately, SAG has been the topic nobody is even talking about.
It's as though having resolved the writers strike, instead of fading away, the incredible acrimony evolved, metastasized, into an even more difficult new chapter.
Watching the horrors of October 7, followed by the shocking surge of antisemitism around the world in response, has left many in our community shaken, and many feeling betrayed by those they thought were their allies.