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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

Oct. 16, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the looming Hollywood strike?

Oct. 07, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

A major Hollywood strike could be on the horizon for some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry. Over the weekend, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IASTE) overwhelmingly voted in favor of authorizing a nationwide strike for the...

Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes crews vote to authorize strike

Oct. 04, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

Film and television production in North America is in jeopardy of coming to a standstill after its behind-the-scenes workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in its 128-year history. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees...