With Hollywood closed for business, Arrested Industries CEO & TBI’s resident scripted expert Anthony Kimble leaves LA and finds a new place in the sun for scripted projects.

With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and actors union SAG-AFTRA strikes still in full swing, Hollywood’s ‘summer of discontent’ seems set to continue into autumn.

Will there be a breakthrough before the gingerbread lattes arrive at Starbucks and Halloween decorations go up?

If we’re lucky, we may have a resolution before Christmas, but there are plenty of commentators saying we won’t be able to get back to work before 2024 comes knocking.

Strike repercussions are rapidly gaining momentum, with the bravado of the initial months starting to wane.

The conversations I’m having with studio and network buyers indicate that they are finally starting to worry about their fall schedules; high profile launches of both movies and TV shows are being postponed; festivals and awards shows, notably the Emmy’s, are being pushed; and big agency CAA has just let a lot of people go.

It all now feels very real…

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