The Squeeze Series
Created at the end of 2022 into 2023, The Squeeze series is about the effect of entertainment’s worsening economics on workers, and foretold the issues that would lead to the labor issues currently bedeviling Hollywood.
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Execs are Exhausted, Unsettled and Anxious 'It's just not as fun,' as a culture of no raises, stock option agony and overwork overwhelms. And that's even before the layoffs
Actors on Shrinking Seasons, Residuals and Leaving L.A. Even familiar faces on TV are having a hard time making ends meet: 'I have to live'
Producers on 'No Trust', Anger, Struggle 'You have to be a billionaire or dilettante' to make it today, says one, as Netflix economics, mergers, mean '365 days' work
Writers on 'S*** Money' and the New Gig Economy 'I don’t know how to make a living': Even successful scribes describe struggle and 'despair' amid smaller rooms, streaming, superheroes
Jobs, Inflation and the Below-the-Line Worker It's not all doom and gloom — until Peak TV hits it peak
How to Save Your Job During Layoffs A top career coach's advice for every rung, the first in a new series about the personal toll of Hollywood's financial crisis