[VIDEO] How Streaming Changed the Business of TV Writing

June 15, 2023

The Writers Guild of America has been on strike for more than a month and a half as they continue to demand better working conditions in modern Hollywood. This video takes an in-depth look at how streaming services like Netflix and Hulu completely changed the business of writing for television, from shorter schedules and smaller residual checks to depriving writers of vital experience by keeping them off set. 


  1. How does spending time “on set” allow writers to gain experience about making television shows? What effect can it have on a person’s career in the industry?
  2. Why are residual payments important for writers working in Hollywood?