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Posted By: Dreadnought, 10/5/2021 2:30:02 AM

The union that represents some of Hollywood's most important workers has voted to approve a strike in a move that could shut down nearly all US film and television production. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), which covers camera crews, prop masters, hairdressers and other craft workers say they are being worked to death with gruelling hours and no guaranteed rest or meal breaks. Members are demanding better work conditions, as well as fairer pay from streaming services to cover their share of labour. Over 50,000 workers voted overwhelmingly - 98% in favour to 2% against

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Reply 1 - Posted by: web 10/5/2021 3:49:37 AM (No. 935573)
I'm sure not many of us will miss it. I used to rent movies at Redbox, but haven't seen a movie I want to watch for several years now. This could be a good thing. The television stations will have to start showing reruns of older shows, and perhaps we'll get to see something good for once.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rand Al'Thor 10/5/2021 3:55:18 AM (No. 935575)
Maybe they should start making movies that aren't just remakes or about comic book heroes.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 10/5/2021 4:12:38 AM (No. 935577)
Leftism for thee for a change. Sweep around your own front door, Hollyweird.
34 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/5/2021 4:19:02 AM (No. 935582)
Who cares! Haven't watched movies and TV for the last 3 years. I'm more into movies from the 30s - 50s.
43 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read 10/5/2021 4:52:45 AM (No. 935594)
I'm sure the workers are getting the shaft - remember the Emmy awards pictures with the stars dressed to the nines and the staff all masked to the hilt? However, striking at this time is not a good thing with ratings down and movie box office very low. I have a huge pile of DVDs of good movies to watch and streaming services can always get shows from other countries, Look at Netflix where the top show, Squid Game is from South Korea. I can't see this lasting too long.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: laurenc 10/5/2021 5:20:22 AM (No. 935603)
What I don't understand is that the workers currently have a union. I thought unions were wonderful, and protected it's members from inhumane conditions and long hours. In fact, I've been told unions are the reason we have a 40 hour workweek. If the workers aren't being represented, I suggest they quit the union, and stop paying their dues.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/5/2021 5:32:35 AM (No. 935608)
Interesting problem. Daughter, who lives and works in Toronto as a ballerina, does side jobs in tv, car shows, and the like, and told us how, in Toronto, TV filming has moved from 4am start to 3 am. Lots of overtime, but excessive hours. Toronto is a popular film/tv site, looks in some neighborhoods much like NYC without the crime. Hallmark channel films there, as does Star Trek. The Hollywood workers had better be careful, or even more of their work will shift to Canada. )If you watched The Good Doctor last night, you were watching a Canadian production, kist as an example.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: 5 handicap 10/5/2021 6:25:55 AM (No. 935620)
Wouldn't it be great if the industry never recovers from the strike?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mifla 10/5/2021 6:29:11 AM (No. 935623)
Fewer movies being made, and half the country is tired of Hollywood liberals. Sure, strike, what could possibly go wrong?
44 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: skacmar 10/5/2021 6:39:55 AM (No. 935633)
They chose to work in an industry that has tight schedules, strange, long hours, and sometimes very difficult grueling work. The people you work under are demanding and not always appreciative of your work. If you don't like it change jobs! You could move to Iowa and be a meat processor. Move to West Virginia and become a coal miner. Move to Alaska and become a crab fisherman. Do that, then come back an think about "how hard" you have it in Hollywood.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/5/2021 6:48:02 AM (No. 935639)
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 10/5/2021 6:57:07 AM (No. 935649)
We still have the msm for works of fantasy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 10/5/2021 7:15:39 AM (No. 935664)
We might take notice when the snow is flying and some people will get bored enough to turn on the TV. Meanwhile I wish them all luck on their way to the bottom. Ninety-five percent of media coverage will be devoted to this non-event until it ends.
9 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Otis Gill 10/5/2021 7:34:55 AM (No. 935683)
Lucifer rules Hollywood.
21 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 10/5/2021 8:01:56 AM (No. 935709)
In this day of employee shortages, people who want to work are job hopping to get better wages and benefits. Or, maybe the 1000's of 'migrants' could take these jobs at lower wages. Of course the "stars" (the elites) could share their income. Aren't these what they want us to do?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Venturer 10/5/2021 8:02:30 AM (No. 935710)
I hope they stay on strike forever.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/5/2021 8:20:24 AM (No. 935728)
OK, fine. Hollyweird has little that I care about. Shut it down permanently. I know a couple of folks who retired out of this industry after long careers, have nothing at all good to say about it.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Socio 10/5/2021 8:33:07 AM (No. 935746)
Nothing but reboots of reboots, and unimaginative Left wing indoctrodrama's, with accompanying commercials overflowing with politically correct props being produced today anyway. I implore them to show mercy on the viewers and hold the first never ending strike!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RuckusTom 10/5/2021 8:37:32 AM (No. 935752)
"... that could shut down nearly all US film and television production." Georgia and several other states that are Right to Work and have given tax incentives to the film industry may beg to differ.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Kate318 10/5/2021 8:39:22 AM (No. 935755)
I’m confused by this story. My son in San Diego is a member of IASTE, and has always told me that this is a union for live events: theatre, rock concerts, etc. He didn’t work for 18 months during the CA Covid shutdown, and when I asked if he could still work if they filmed some live events, he told me that film and television have a different union.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/5/2021 8:42:37 AM (No. 935761)
With all the stink bombs Hollywood has put out in past years I haven't rented anything I would care to see. I never go to a theater now I only watch TCM for all my viewing. Too many zombies, vampires, exploding automobiles with spark bullets for me to sit still to watch all that trash. Wake me when it's over I won't miss a slow down in Hollywood movie production.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/5/2021 8:49:50 AM (No. 935765)
Ouch! I think I just sprained my yawner.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: czechlist 10/5/2021 9:00:51 AM (No. 935772)
They should have the same wage as my garbageman. But they push their trash on me while my garbageman hauls it away
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Reply 24 - Posted by: jhpeters2 10/5/2021 9:03:31 AM (No. 935774)
"2021/2022 A Simply Wonderful Below the Line Strike", first original programming I have seen out of Hollywood in decades. The alternate title could also easily be. "2021/2022 Whoops! We Screwed Ourselves!", brought to you by the real talent - IATSE! With CGI and the digital age, guys who coil cords and move boxes for actors to stand on - paid $60 an hour to boot, are striking themselves out of a job. Coming soon, Virtual sets and virtual actors! What could go wrong?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 10/5/2021 9:09:13 AM (No. 935783)
The Brits put everything they do in Hollywood to shame. Britbox or Acorn for us.
12 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/5/2021 9:11:59 AM (No. 935790)
So what?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: red1066 10/5/2021 10:08:24 AM (No. 935839)
Considering the state of the movies and tv shows, might I suggest the writers of these things find another job as well. There really isn't a show that's on where I can say I can't wait for next week's show. It's the same Marxist BLM garbage every week. My wife likes to watch the show "The Conners", but it's just one long woke message being thrown in your face every minute in that show. Plus the depiction of the average American family as seen through the eyes of Hollywood writers is just insulting. It was a funny show when Roseann was on, but since she left, it's just a Marxist/woke lecture with no humor. I have to leave the room when this crap comes on.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/5/2021 10:25:20 AM (No. 935865)
#20 Same union. Stagehands, TV, movies. May be different locals representing different skills though.
4 people like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: udanja99 10/5/2021 10:41:27 AM (No. 935879)
Oh, how sad. /s
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Reply 30 - Posted by: SALady 10/5/2021 10:46:40 AM (No. 935883)
Let them strike. Don't even talk to them. Let it go on and on and on. That would definitely be a huge "win" for the American public!!! Seriously, will anybody even notice that they aren't releasing a bunch of remakes with terrible PC spins to them? Will anyone really notice that we have no great actors or actresses anymore? Will anyone notice that Hollyweird hasn't made a great movie in the past 10 years (at least). Notice these things? Maybe. Care about any of them? Not a bat's chance in Hades!!!!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dreadnought 10/5/2021 11:36:20 AM (No. 935930)
I don't believe this is about "movies"(as we know them), pay, or seniority. This is about Hollywood's COVID work environment and post-COVID streaming model with its brutal demand for instant "vast wasteland" content. It's about 16+ hour days, no breaks, and no family time for months on end; or, no job. It'll resolve and the end result will be higher streaming fees and still poor work conditions. (Many of these affected people are silent center right in their politics. A significant number of them are quiet Trump voters.)
3 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: mc squared 10/5/2021 11:36:22 AM (No. 935931)
Give them $15 and hour and they'll go back to work.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/5/2021 11:46:50 AM (No. 935945)
Same as #25. Britbox and Acorn only. Most of the rest of the other content out there is juvenile dreck.
4 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: hershey 10/5/2021 12:43:06 PM (No. 936024)
So shut it down...not that I give a rodent's rear end....
3 people like this.

Reply 35 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/5/2021 12:48:59 PM (No. 936028)
So the Hollywood SJW have not been paying a living wage? Hollywood the new plantation?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/5/2021 12:55:58 PM (No. 936032)
I expect the woke Meathead to do a remake of his blockbuster, but call it ''When Harry Became Sally.''
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Reply 37 - Posted by: earlybird 10/5/2021 1:19:00 PM (No. 936047)
These are the people in Hollywood who are apt to be Republicans… A friend who worked for a major studio found that out long ago,
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Pete Stone 10/5/2021 1:31:08 PM (No. 936061)
No great loss.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DW626 10/5/2021 2:03:21 PM (No. 936102)
May this strike never end.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: GirlwithaCurl 10/5/2021 2:11:51 PM (No. 936108)
Most of the good movies are coming out of other countries anyway. Goodbye Hollywood. Strikers, take as long as you want.
2 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Trump'sCousin 10/5/2021 2:50:54 PM (No. 936147)
Poster 31, they would do well to be silent no more. They aren't doing themselves or the Republic any favors remaining silent. It's what got us into this jam in the first place. The "silent majority " damned us. There is a scripture that goes something like... In your silence you condemn yourselves.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/5/2021 3:21:17 PM (No. 936185)
Since it appears that all the movies and filmed ads are predominantly black, this will be racist if production shuts down. And who will film Xiden getting his boosters? S/O
2 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: dman 10/5/2021 3:37:27 PM (No. 936202)
Go ahead .. make our day!
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Penney 10/5/2021 3:58:24 PM (No. 936216)
Who will notice? HOLLYWOOD magic died a long time ago.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: swarfer 10/5/2021 5:50:16 PM (No. 936316)
We have YouTube and the Three Stooges, who needs Hollywood? Let’s hope the unions destroy Hollywood the same way the destroyed the steel industry. Somebody will have to tell me though, otherwise I’ll never know. I gave up on Hollywood a long time ago.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Connor 10/5/2021 6:10:30 PM (No. 936330)
Go ahead and strike. There is nothing worth watching. I watched most of "The Border" and feel like I am going crazy. Movies today are so sick it astonishes me.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable 10/5/2021 7:02:36 PM (No. 936377)
Aw, Shucks. Seriously, Read a classic. Watch a classic, have a conversation with someone with whom you haven’t spoken with in ages. Write thank you notes. Send cards, hug your family. Let those “talented” people realize that there is more to life than their “make believe” and gratuitous violence.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: XCenturion 10/5/2021 7:38:29 PM (No. 936397)
I can think of no other industry that is more useless other than film industry. Make believe for the mindless!
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Days after a national organization representing school board officials lamented to the Biden administration about “hate groups” intimidating education officials, Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI to combat “threats of violence” against administrators.Without citing specific cases, in a memorandum issued on Monday, Merrick Garland expressed concern about a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools.”“While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals
Sen. Sinema harassed again during and
after flight to DC
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Posted by Imright 10/5/2021 11:19:58 AM Post Reply
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was confronted by another group of activists on Monday during her trip back to Washington, DC, one day after she was accosted while teaching a class at Arizona State University. During and after her flight to Reagan National Airport, the Arizona Democrat was filmed by protesters who pressed her on her resistance to voting for the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. Video footage uploaded to Twitter showed Sinema walking through the airport and talking on her cellphone as several protesters gathered around her, filming on their phones.
Decriminalizing gang bangers, Soros prosecutor
Kim Foxx declines to charge five arrested
in fatal gang shootout, citing ‘mutual combatants’
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Posted by Magnante 10/5/2021 8:56:15 AM Post Reply
Chicago now is like Dodge City before Marshal Dillon arrived: a fatal shootout on its streets is no crime because both sides were shooting. (snip) An escalating number of shootouts is the inescapable implication of the decision of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to release all five suspects arrested in a fatal shootout between rival gangs in the city’s Southside Austin neighborhood (snip) “Mutual combatants was cited as the reason for the rejection.” Mutual combat is a legal term used to define a fight or struggle that two parties willingly engage in.
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