TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet (Television and Popular Culture)
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TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet (Television and Popular Culture)

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TV on Strike examines the 2007 upheaval in the entertainment industry by telling the inside story of the hundred-day writers’ strike that crippled Hollywood. The television industry’s uneasy transition to the digital age was the driving force behind the most significant labor dispute of the twenty-first century.

The strike put a spotlight on how the advent of new-media dist...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 31st 2013 by Syracuse University Press (first published November 15th 2012)
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Jason
Syracuse University Press provided a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

The story of the Writers Guild's 2007-08 strike is an important one, but Littleton's work left me thinking that it should have been a magazine story, not a book. Maybe there's enough meat to fill out a legitimate text, but I felt beaten over the head with the same details, the same arguments, the same players over and over and over again while at the same time getting only a sky-high view of such.

Some of t...more
Shiloh (Fantastic Reading)
Syracuse University Press provided a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.

If you have ever been curious about what happened in 2008-2009 when all of a sudden your shows started re-running instead of showing new episodes and there were only 12-16 episodes in a season instead of 24, this book explains everything. And I do mean everything; meticulously researched and carefully written, the book covers the background of the strike, the major players in the strike, the strike itself,...more
Mike
Basically just a straight run-down of the events and power-players behind the WGA strike. I would've really liked to have seen some analysis or substantive arguments put forward, but I don't think that was Littleton's purpose in writing the book. I didn't find the book particularly compelling, but more general audiences interested in labor struggles in Hollywood will probably enjoy it.
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