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Books by UU author: TV on strike: Why Hollywood went to war over the Internet

TV on strike: Why Hollywood went to war over the Internet. By Cynthia Littleton. Syracuse University Press, 2012. Cynthia Littleton is a member of the UU Community Church in Santa Monica, Calif. She is deputy editor of Variety and has written for UU World magazine on several occasions. The book looks at the 100-day strike by the Writers Guild of America in late 2007-early 2008. The strike was a fight about many of the issues that are riling up Hollywood: digital distribution, changing viewer behavior, competition from lower-cost entertainment alternatives, etc. The book uses the story of the conflict and the colorful characters who drove it, as a framework to examine the transformation of the television business.

Littleton’s UU World articles.

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