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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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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
My girlfriends a writer also, and she's sitting in the middle of all this mess too bellanatella. It's more complicated than people realize. She had to travel to California last week to speak with certain people about upcoming projects that have slowed down over this mess. I hope it works out for all them as soon as possible.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
ya know that makes allot of sense i never would have considered the implications to the county you've opened my eyes thanks!
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
it sucks for me. see there won't be any award shows. no award shows = no one for me to style. luckily i do styling freelance, and the rest of the fashion industry isn't suffering much. my primary job isn't affected by the strike. but it sucks, because this time of the year is when i make some serious CASH just putting outfits together for ppl. i have a friend who is a make up artist, and she just kinda start getting HOT and she was working at all the studios and what not. but since the writer's strike, she has been BROKE! she's trying to ride it out for Fashion Week. That's another season that we make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Mel88 Mel88 9 years
Its good that theyre on strike stilll fighting what they believe in but ita pain because I miss my TV!! But yea I agree hopefully they come into an agreement!! :-)
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
My friend's involved in the writer's strike and I keep wishing they'd reach some kind of a solution. Ugh.
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