Studio lay offs expected


According to Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Warner Bros. look sets to lay off a number of employees next week because of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike which has effectively shut down production in Hollywood.

In November the studio distributed notices to about 1,000 employees warning them of this possible move.

Disney, Sony, DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox have told Daily Variety that they have no similar cutbacks in the works.

Hollywood talent agencies are also feeling the effects of the strike, with many agents having been put on 20% salary cuts.

Meanwhile, some Hollywood writers, barred by the strike from working on film and TV projects because of the strike, are busying themselves with children’s books instead.


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