Movie Business / Streaming has changed the economics of talent : how Hollywood’s biggest stars are losing their clout | The Economist (13/11/2021) ▻https://www.economist.com/business/how-hollywoods-biggest-stars-lost-their-clout/21806186
(…) In total, streaming firms’ content spending could reach $50bn this year, according to Bloomberg.
Yet despite the largesse it is a turbulent time in Tinseltown, as everyone from a-list stars to the crews who style their hair goes to war with the film studios. Some of the disputes have arisen from the pandemic, which has upended production and release schedules. But the tension has a deeper cause. As streaming disrupts the tv and movie business, the way talent is compensated is changing. Most workers are better off, but megastars’ power is fading.