Hollywood Strike Has Cost California Economy $3 Billion in First 100 Days

Who is the biggest loser in the ongoing Hollywood labor strikes? The answer appears to be the people of California, with one estimate putting the local economy’s losses at $3 billion in the past 100 days — a figure that is almost certain to skyrocket as the historic strikes drag on with no end in sight.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) late Sunday that could potentially end the 146-day, industry-wide strike.

Screen Actors Guild Issues Statement of Support for Meghan Markle as Elderly Members Fight for Healthcare

Hollywood’s largest labor union has issued a statement of support for Meghan Markle following her interview this week with Oprah Winfrey, saying that “everyone” deserves union protection. SAG-AFTRA’s comment comes as it continues fighting a class action lawsuit brought by its elderly members who are accusing the guild of kicking them off their health plan in the middle of a pandemic.

Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee US actress Meghan Markle waves as she poses for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. - Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year …