127 days writers strike and 54 the actors and There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. The AMPTP was convinced that leaving them by the wayside with no opportunity to negotiate would work, and what they are doing is uniting them more, so sooner or later the producers have to assume they will have it when They want to release something in 2024 and 2025 No other choice but to sit down at the table and agree to some terms like: the limitation of the use of AI or of course the leftovers of streaming.
Break (very) bad
The last to illustrate how badly the market is doing was Aaron Paul, who during an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada has peeled all the leftovers it receives for Breaking Bad on Netflix. Specifically: zero. “It’s crazy for me”, comment. One of the key demands of the strike is that streaming companies stop hiding their numbers and that balances are properly paid out.
Series live on forever on these streamers, and they spread in waves. I think they know they got away with not paying people fair money and now it’s time to shell out.
It’s still odd that not so long ago, a decade ago, Netflix announced Vince Gilligan the reason Breaking Bad got on the map and has managed to last beyond Season 2. Paul doesn’t give a damn about his rosy past at Netflix, and in fact he’s one of the most famous actors most seen on picket lines that he actually opens up on about what happens on the strike: “I’m optimistic we’re not going anywhere. So they must do something!”. There are 27 days to go before the writers’ strike becomes the longest in history and 41 days before the actors’ strike begins. And things don’t seem to let up.
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