The Resource TV on strike: : why Hollywood went to war over the internet, Cynthia Littleton, (electronic resource)

TV on strike: : why Hollywood went to war over the internet, Cynthia Littleton, (electronic resource)

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TV on strike: : why Hollywood went to war over the internet
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TV on strike:
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why Hollywood went to war over the internet
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Cynthia Littleton
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eng
Summary
On November 9, 2007, the Avenue of the Stars, a six-lane concourse that runs through the most affluent business district in Los Angeles, was swelling with striking writers and their supporters. It was day five of the Writers Guild of America strike against film and television production entities, notably those controlled by Hollywood's heavyweights: Walt Disney Co., News Corp., Time Warner, NBC Universal, Viacom, Sony Corp., and CBS Corp. Nearly two years of rhetoric and posturing by leaders of the guild and the major entertainment conglomerates had devolved into a bare-knuckle street fight. It was the first industry-wide walkout to hobble Hollywood in nearly twenty years. In TV on Strike Littleton narrates the inside story of the hundred-day writers' strike that crippled Hollywood, exploring the television industry's uneasy transition to the digital age that was the driving force behind the most significant labor dispute of the twenty-first century. The strike put the 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 more than 4,000 writers that crowded 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 through the eyes of key players on both sides of the negotiating table and by 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
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Littleton, a writer and journalist who has covered the TV industry for decades, presents an analysis of the Writers Guild of America strike of 2007-2008. In particular, she focuses on the technological and in turn economic transformations that precipitated it--namely, the Internet and new digital media. She considers how writers saw themselves battling corporate consolidation and the shrinking of the middle-class, the effect that the strike had on what was on TV, and the transformations to the Writers Guild that took place in those years. Like many analyses of labor struggles, this one focuses on power-players like managers, CEOs and union representatives. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Midwest
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Littleton, Cynthia
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809.2/25 0925
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Television and popular culture
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  • Writers Guild of America Strike, Calif., 2007-2008
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Television writers
  • Television programs
  • Television programs
  • Digital media
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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why Hollywood went to war over the internet
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TV on strike: : why Hollywood went to war over the internet, Cynthia Littleton, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11721689
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780815652007
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11721689
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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TV on strike: : why Hollywood went to war over the internet, Cynthia Littleton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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MWT11721689
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815652007
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11721689
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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