After 4 (!!) months, the SAG-AFTRA strike has ended. There’s a lot to unpack in regards to the contract, however I’ll let the showbiz consultants (learn: not me) deal with that. For our functions, there are a couple of key methods podcasting is affected.
Essentially the most quick impression can be on the rewatch podcasts, which may lastly resume enterprise as regular. As Amrita Khalid reported this summer, TV rewatch podcasts hosted by exhibits’ former solid members counted as “promotion” and had been due to this fact struck. After an extended lull, we will anticipate a deluge of rewatch content material within the coming weeks. (Christy Carlson Romano, for one, is very excited.)
These exhibits, lots of which usually rank within the prime podcasts on Spotify and Apple, dealt with the strike in a number of different ways. The All the time Sunny Podcast merely has not revealed an episode for the reason that strike started. Workplace Girls banked quite a lot of episodes and managed to publish proper to the tip of the strike, including a disclaimer firstly of each episode that the recording passed off pre-strike. Pretend Docs, Actual Buddies with Zach and Donald shunned recapping previous Scrubs episodes and as a substitute centered on interviews. It is usually solely becoming that It’s Not Solely Soccer: Friday Evening Lights and Past bought derailed by the strike, very similar to its show of origin, and needed to pivot to on a regular basis chat till the season led to September. I hope for me and the opposite FNL girlies that it comes again.