‘We’ve Been Here Before': Studios and Writers Got Unexpected Preparation for a Long Strike

The pandemic gave studios the playbook for a long work stoppage, while WGA’s battle with agencies helped organize writers

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As the Hollywood writers’ strike enters its fourth week, both writers and studios have settled in for what is expected to be a work stoppage that will last for at least two months, if not longer. The entrenched divisions may come down to the preparations both sides have made. It may be the first time in over 15 years that the entertainment industry has had to deal with a formal strike, but other recent events have helped both sides get ready for a long-haul fight.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster