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Hollywood Writers Strike Continues Into Third Month

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Hollywood’s ongoing labor battle just got a whole lot bigger, with actors joining writers on the picket line. SAG-AFTRA and its 160,000 members voted Thursday to go on strike for the first time in 60 years, beginning at midnight. Union president and former The Nanny actor Fran Drescher said the union “had no choice” but to strike: “We are being victimized by a very greedy entity.” Streaming revenues and inflation are the biggest points of negotiation.  It’s the first actors strike since 1960, and the first time ever that both actors and writers will be on strike at the same time.

How long will these strikes last?  Who has more leverage here – the studios, the actors, or the writers?