Impending strike starting to wreak havoc?

The release date for Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been pushed back six months over what is speculated to be fear about next summer’s impending actor’s strike.

Other productions which could be impacted include Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the next James Bond movie.

The actor’s strike looks set to take place in June next year and will in fact manifest itself as a combined strike by the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America (West) against the Producers Guild of America. The predicted strike has already sent Hollywood into a frenzy of planning, with many studios reportedly accelerating production of films to avoid gaps in their release schedules.

The strike is over royalties from sales of movies over the internet and on DVD, which are not covered in the current deal between the various guilds.

Grrrr. Argh.

4 Replies to “Impending strike starting to wreak havoc?”

  1. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I really didn’t care about the damn strike (okay, except for its effect on Katchow’s job) until you pointed out the possible effect on HBP. WAH!

  2. Seems premature to me… I doubt there’ll be a full-fledged strike. (Writers maybe, but actors and DGA, nah.) I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some other reason for moving the release date.

  3. I think this is but the first of many productions to adjust what they’re planning. You just can’t take the chance that things will get that big or risk losing a lot of money.

    I hate strikes. I especially hate Hollywood strikes as they affect the things I like to watch.

    Can you imagine the horrible reality shows that will be coming out, now?

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