Massive Strike Averted: Hollywood Crews Reach a New Three-Year Deal With Studios

On Saturday The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced a new three-year contract. The deal comes less than a day before IATSE’s strike deadline. This strike would have been the first in the union’s 128-year history and the first major crew strike since World War … Read more

‘Squid Game’ Success Shines a Light on How Cheap It Is to Make TV Shows Outside the U.S.

Netflix’s success with ‘Squid Game’ is making other streamers eager to explore international production. International productions are typically far less expensive than U.S. equivalents. Disney announced this week it is planning 27 new TV series and films in the Asia Pacific region. In the streaming wars, one company’s hit is another company’s failure. Netflix‘s “Squid … Read more

$590 mn in ransomware payments reported to US in 2021 as attacks surge

New data showed a major jump in the number of ransomware-related payments that have been reported to US authorities New data out Friday showed $590 million in ransomware-related payments were reported to US authorities in the first half of 2021, setting a pace to beat totals for the previous decade as cyber-extortion booms. “If current … Read more