Dwayne Johnson Deal Suspended By Universal Studio Know the Reason Behind It


As the writers’ strikes enters its 20th week major studios are forced to take drastic measures. Tensions between Hollywood studios and streaming services and the Writers Guild are intensifying. This puts many projects at risk.

Lorne Michaels Faces Creative Stalemate

Lorne Michaels is one of those who feels the pinch. The future of many popular shows is uncertain due to the suspension of Broadway Video by NBCUniversal. Michaels’ impact on television is unquestionable. However, his long career is not immune from the current labor dispute.

The rock’s production endeavors hit a snag

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who is a household name both in film and television, was also affected. Seven Bucks Productions – responsible for a number of hit movies and TV series – is facing suspension because of the ongoing labor disputes. What does this mean to the projects that Johnson is overseeing?

Universal Studio Group’s Decisive Reaction

The strike has ripple effects that are far-reaching. Universal Studio Group, a conglomerate that includes Universal Television, Universal Content Productions and Universal Pictures, has responded to the labor dispute. The studio reached out to partners to ask if they would be willing to provide services other than writing. Some collaborators have agreed to the change, allowing a smooth workflow. Others face suspension.

Following Warner Bros.’Lead

Warner Bros. Television Group is among the first studios to have taken such measures. Warner Bros. accidentally set the precedent for other studios by suspending important producers such as Greg Berlanti and J.J. Abrams. Observers expect that other major studios, such as Universal and Paramount Global will adopt similar strategies in response to the strike.

Exceptions from the Rule

Even though the weather is grim, some people are able to navigate the water with ease. Seth MacFarlane is known for his work in Family Guy and Ted. He continues to be actively involved in rebooting Ted. Dick Wolf, known for his procedurals, has shifted his focus to unscripted material, in order to continue his projects despite the disruptions.

The Hollywood writers’ strike is much more than a dispute over wages. The writers’ strike in Hollywood is more than just a labor dispute. It affects both established and new talent. The future of many high profile projects is in danger as major studios such as NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Sony recalibrate strategies. The long-term effects of these suspensions will only be revealed with time.


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