14 Jul 2023

Hollywood strike: writers and actors bring film and TV to a standstill

News Correspondent

Roll up the red carpet: nothing to see here.

That’s because one hundred and sixty thousand Hollywood actors have gone on strike in the film industry’s biggest shutdown for 60 years.

Major US productions have been brought to a halt – joining writers on picket lines set up around the headquarters of Netflix, Warner Brothers and Disney.

They’re calling for more pay from streaming services as well as assurances their work won’t be taken over by artificial intelligence.