Actor Karen Brown walks the picket line with fellow SAG-AFTRA actors and Writers Guild of America writers in entrance of Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, July 17, 2023.
Mike Blake | Reuters
Hollywood’s labor pool is taking successful as the twin strikes by actors and writers drag on.
The movie, TV and music sectors shed a mixed 17,000 jobs in August, “reflecting strike exercise,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mentioned Friday morning.
In distinction, the U.S. economic system added 187,000 jobs in the course of the month, spurred by development within the well being care, leisure and development industries. It topped the 170,000 jobs forecast, in response to Dow Jones.
The job losses for the movement image and sound recording industries underscore one impact of the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which started in Could and mid-July, respectively. Within the months since, a number of notable movies and reveals halted or wrapped manufacturing early.
Hollywood’s huge work stoppage has additionally had a widespread impact on different sectors comparable to hospitality and actual property, costing California’s total economic system an estimated $3 billion thus far. Hollywood’s placing writers and actors are negotiating with legacy studios for higher pay as streaming and the specter of synthetic intelligence have an effect on their compensation.
Final month, writers’ union WGA mentioned it obtained a brand new proposal from the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers, the physique representing main studios comparable to Netflix, Disney and Amazon, to renew talks.
It got here after weeks of stalemate and gradual progress.