As far as I can tell production in SoCal really starting picking the in the last-wk-to-10-days. Yesterday, my union dropped into my seniority level for the first time since April.
Warner Bros specifically had been preparing for the Strike since last New Yrs. Once a show wrapped on the Main Lot in early 2023, nothing replaced it. The sound stage just sat empty. When we wrapped re-shoots of “Barbie” in late-April, there was only one other show in production at WB when we left. The place felt like a ghost town several before the Writer’s Strike began the-first-wk-of-May.
I cannot speak to what Zaslav is cancelling specifically. I work in very different part of the business. However, for the industry as a whole, I’m hearing production will be balls to wall until the studios/the tech co/streamers get caught w/content. Once the town comes back to equilibrium, we are expecting production levels to be down by 40% to pre-Strike levels.
The Studios are telling the Unions the Wild West Days of everybody & their brother launching streaming platforms, producing tons o’ content & fighting for mrkt share are coming to an end. I’ll believe it when I see it. However, I’m budgeting my income accordingly.
I know I didn’t answer your question specifically. Hopefully, you found what I have salient.