How writers’ and actors’ strikes shape what we watch
Mar 4, 2024

How writers’ and actors’ strikes shape what we watch

Expect more reality TV, foreign programming and live sports in the years to come. Also: unpacking the latest government spending bills.

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About those funding bills

Congressional leaders have now unveiled legislation to fund parts of the federal government for the rest of the accounting year, through the end of September.

How writers' and actors' strikes affect what we watch — even years later

Mar 4, 2024
Paramount says it'll continue several experiments it began in response to strike-related production shutdowns last year — because they had proven successful at cutting costs.
Demonstrators carry signs during the screenwriters strike in May 2023.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC