Performers union SAG-AFTRA and major motion picture and television studios will commence bargaining on Monday ahead of a June 30 contract extension, the union and studio alliance said Friday in unexpected news.
As media giants launch their own streaming services, studios are focused on supplying content to their growing roster of platforms rather than focusing purely on broadcast.
The street-side studio in the Chase Tower will be the new home of the Scripps ABC affiliate’s 7 Action News at Noon.
After years of filling their schedule with a host of cheaper-to-produce reality shows, the broadcast networks are back in the drama and comedy business. The jump in spending on scripted shows by the TV networks, coupled with stronger back-end revenue potential via syndication and, say, from deals from streaming services, like Netflix, is likely to give big media’s production studios a big boost, according to a recent report.
The broadcast networks are starting to pick up drama and comedy pilots for next fall. But who will cast them? No deal with casting directors for the pilots ordered since the beginning of the year have closed as casting directors and TV studios are in a bitter standoff.