The entertainment industry continues to shift amid the ongoing strikes in Hollywood.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have officially been on strike since July 14, picketing for the better payment of actors. In addition, the Writers Guild of America (WGA), has been protesting since May 2.
Both of these strikes have taken a big toll on entertainment, affecting rollout dates for TV shows and movies, stopping actors from promoting their upcoming roles at red carpet events, along with halting production.
With all of the ongoing changes in the industry, WWD rounds up the changes made to fan-favorite series, upcoming movie releases and highly anticipated award shows following the strikes.
As a result of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, television shows have experienced a major shift.
Late-night talk shows are completely shut down until the strike ends, including shows “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” In addition, “Saturday Night Live” is airing repeat episodes until further notice.
On the scripted television side, shows including “Abbott Elementary,” and “Yellowjackets” have halted their productions, so viewers may have to wait longer than usual to watch upcoming seasons.
Even streaming platforms are affected by the ongoing strikes. Although streaming show episodes are usually recorded in advance, some series will experience pushbacks as a result of the strike.
Films are experiencing changes due to the strike, with many movies for June and July pushed back to premiere at a later date.
Since actors in the SAG-AFTRA guild are not allowed to promote their projects while on strike, red carpet movie premieres have been on pause as well. “Barbie The Movie” and “Oppenheimer,” which each had a July 21 release date, saw press tours that remained in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA rules.
As award season approaches, a number of award shows are being affected by the strikes in Hollywood.
Among them is the 2023 Emmy Awards, which was supposed to take place Sept. 18, but have now been pushed back to Jan. 15, 2024. The MTV Movie and TV Awards even made changes in May, showcasing a pre-recorded show after its host Drew Barrymore pulled out due to the strikes.
Even the 2023 Venice Film Festival, starting in August, pulled “Challengers” from its scheduled film lineup. The movie, which stars Zendaya, was supposed to open the festival.