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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees' (IATSE) contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and
"[A strike] could affect the general public in that they may not have as much content to view in the future," said management-side
The strike would have a rolling effect on productions coast-to-coast, impacting smaller-scale projects in the short term, like live shows and daytime soaps, an industry expert told Insider. As more time goes on, the effects can cascade into bigger budget projects with longer production schedules, like streaming and feature films, especially those in the middle of shooting or post-production.
This would hit shows from Saturday Night Live and the Tonight Show, to Stranger Things 4 and The Crown, and even the upcoming slate of Marvel Studios projects.
Cable programming on HBO, Showtime, and Starz, which operate under a separate "paid television" contract that hasn't expired yet, as well as reality shows and promotional work, will not be affected, Brunswick added.