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Hollywood writers go on strike after contract negotiations fail

Writers in Hollywood are getting to ready to walk the picket lines. More than 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America are set to go on strike Tuesday for the first time since 2007.

The union officially called for a strike, after it failed to reach an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Monday.

Writers have been trying to reach a new contract with studios as the industry shifts more into streaming.

The strike means the production of many television shows could come to a halt immediately. Late-night TV will be impacted first.

The comedy shows, like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,” would be the first to go dark as they depend upon writers for everything from opening monologues to skits and celeb interviews. The same goes for variety shows such as “Saturday Night Live.” You will likely see reruns in place of these live shows.

It may also impact the producers of scripted drama and comedy series. They may be forced to cut their seasons short or delay filming altogether.

This comes amid intense economic and technological upheaval in Hollywood, which is grappling with the increasing dominance of streaming services, the decline of traditional broadcast viewership and even the rise of artificial intelligence, which has stoked anxiety about the future of creative professions.

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