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Iatse strike

Weeks ago, lawyers representing Netflix, Disney, Amazon and other powerful corporations in media and tech struck a tentative deal to avoid a historic strike in Hollywood — but the saga isn't over yet. This weekend, members of the union that represents behind-the-scenes film and TV crews will decide whether to approve the deal, and many are hesitant to do so. Read more >>

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Hollywood Union Deal: What's at Stake?

By Harrison Weber

At stake in a tentative deal offered to IATSE union members is a three-year contract that establishes minimum pay, meal breaks and funding for workers' pensions and health care, as well as setting some safety standards. But many IATSE workers say the deal does little address long work hours and potential pay rate increases for "new media" streaming productions.

Disney Plus Rolls Out Torrent of New Shows, Movies

By Samson Amore

Disney announced on Friday a lengthy list of new movies and shows coming on its streaming platform by 2022, including some "Star Wars" and Marvel spin-offs. The announcement, calling it Disney Plus Day, comes on the second anniversary of the streaming platform.

Too Many Streaming Choices? Struum Lets You Sample Content

By Samson Amore

For $4.99 per month, startup Struum aggregates content from 60 smaller streaming providers into an app that tells people where to find media. The L.A.-based startup was co-founded by Lauren DeVillier, a former Discovery executive, and recently raised $7 million to expand.

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