Hollywood Strike Causes Hurt In Manitoba

Hollywood Strike Causes Hurt

WINNIPEG - A strike by writers and actors in Hollywood is starting to impact the province's film industry, with projects slated for the next few months grinding to a halt.

Rod Bruinooge, interim CEO of Manitoba Film and Music, says almost two-thirds of the company's revenue comes from American productions that employ people locally.

Nicolas Phillips, president of the Manitoba International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, says filming is quiet and thousands of people are not working.

Statistics Canada says the provincial film industry made a comeback in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic, with film, television and video production generating over $159 million that year.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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