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Writers' Strike Affect on Economy

Writers' Strike Reaches Beyond Your Plasma

These days, Hollywood has been a sun-soaked land of stars and strikes. Entertainment represents the third largest economic sector for Los Angeles, so the writers' strike has been costing the county a pretty penny. FilmL.A., Inc. projected that the industry will lose 15,000 jobs and $21.3 million each day the picketers march on, and that huge number doesn't even include related industries like restaurants and hotels that cater to Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Times breaks down how expensive production is for episodes of the dramas and sitcoms that I'm going to be longing for this month. According to the article, it takes about 300 people, $3 million and eight days to produce just one episode of a drama! It's pretty easy to see how they came up with the $21.3 million a day with stats like these.

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