Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Littleton, Cynthia.

Title TV on strike : why Hollywood went to war over the internet / Cynthia Littleton.

Publication Info. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Rocky Hill - Downloadable Materials  EBSCO Ebook    Downloadable
Rocky Hill cardholders click here to access this title from EBSCO
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 296 pages).
Series Television and popular culture
Television and popular culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Fear of the unknown -- Path to the picket line -- Sowing the seeds -- Brinksmanship across the table -- United showrunners -- Angst in the executive suite -- Rallies, retrenchment, and late-night returns -- Cue the directors -- Deal or no deal? -- The finish line -- The bloodletting -- Epilogue.
Summary "TV on Strike examines the 2007 upheaval in the entertainment industry by telling the inside story of the hundred-day writers' strike that crippled Hollywood. The television industry's uneasy transition to the digital age was the driving force behind the most significant labor dispute of the twenty-first century. The strike put a spotlight on how the advent of new-media distribution platforms is reshaping the traditional business models that have governed the entertainment business for decades. The uncertainty that sent writers out into the streets of Los Angeles and New York with picket signs laid bare the depth of the divide, after years of industry consolidation, between the handful of media barons who rule Hollywood and the writers whose works support the industry. With both sides afraid of losing millions in future profits, a critical communication breakdown spurred a brief but fierce fight with repercussions that continue today. The saga of the Writers Guild of America strike is told here as seen through the eyes of key players on both sides of the negotiating table and of the foot soldiers who shocked even themselves with the strength of their resolve to fight for their rights in the face of an ambiguous future."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Subject Writers Guild of America Strike, Calif., 2007-2008.
Strikes and lockouts -- Television broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Television writers -- Salaries, etc. -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Television programs -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States.
Digital media -- Influence.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism.
Other Form: Print version: Littleton, Cynthia. TV on strike. First edition 9780815610083 (DLC) 2012044994 (OCoLC)795164622
ISBN 0815652003 (electronic bk.)
9780815652007 (electronic bk.)
Add a Review