Even though the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, and actors are back at work, business owners who cater to the Hollywood studios say they’re still struggling. COVID had initially hit, shutting down major studios and impacting those that supply everything from props to costumes. Then came the writers and actors’ strikes. With both of these serious issues dragging on for months to years, some businesses went into debt they are not sure they can recover from. One such business is Faux Library Studio Props in North Hollywood. Its CEO and President, Marc Meyer, says he now owes his landlord $500,000 in rent. And a co-owner of a costume supplier said after all these things, and then the holidays, crews of shows have even left, forcing studios to re-crew and further dragging out the timeline to return to regular business dealings.
Read the full story by Josh Haskell for abc7, published January 6, 2023, here: https://abc7.com/hollwood-entertainment-industry-sag-aftra-strike-writers-strikers/14282432/