Deadline’s Strike Talk Week 20: Two Vets Tell Billy Ray The Calamitous Price Of Studios Chasing Netflix Streaming Model In Prolonged Dispute

As this seemingly endless Hollywood-hobbling strike hits week 20, Billy Ray seeks input from two veterans of the business – a vet TV exec, Peter Aronson, and a columnist, The Ankler’s Richard Rushfield — on how we got to this point and what needs to happen to get people working again. Among the points covered: how the AMPTP’S decision to chase the Netflix streaming model has had calamitous results, the high price of the signatory’s PR false messaging, and what has to happen in next week’s resumption of talks to get Hollywood back to work. Things are getting desperate — Bill Maher & Drew Barrymore are getting flamed on social media for resuming their shows, sans writers. Their reasoning; after five months without a paycheck waiting for the guilds and studios to make a deal, employees on those shows who are not members of the guilds are starving.

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