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A statement that appears to be true.

We had several movie projects on the go, at Pinewood, Longcross, Bray, Elstree, etc. and on location across the UK which have been put into hiatus.

The current writers’ strike has cast a significant shadow over the film industry, with profound implications for the production and quality of upcoming movies. As screenwriters, who are the creative backbone of any film, withhold their talents in pursuit of better compensation and working conditions, the impact is felt throughout the entire filmmaking process, including the crewing community.

First and foremost, the strike has disrupted production schedules, leading to delays and cancellations of numerous highly anticipated films.

Moreover, the strike has exacerbated the trend of relying on established franchises and sequels, as studios turn to pre-existing intellectual property with proven success to mitigate the risk of investing in untested scripts. This may stifle creativity and lead to a glut of uninspired sequels, remakes, and reboots in the coming years.

The strike also highlights the ongoing debate over fair compensation and recognition for writers, who play a pivotal role in crafting compelling narratives. It serves as a reminder of the importance of valuing the creative input of writers and ensuring they receive their fair share of the financial success that films generate.

In conclusion, the current writers’ strike is causing ripples throughout the film industry, affecting production schedules, creativity, and the balance of power between writers and studios. Its full impact may only become clear in the years to come, as the industry grapples with the lasting consequences of this labour dispute.

I’m sure when the dispute is settled there will be stampede for crew to get productions back on track, so we are bracing ourselves for that, let’s hope it can be resolved in a fair and timely manner for all.

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Conor Hourihan

Business Development Manager, Gallowglass Group Posted on 11 Sep 2023
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A Music Production graduate, Conor has spent the last 19 years in customer service roles. Joining Gallowglass initially as a Crewman, his talent for gaining clients' trust and forming lasting relationships, made him a shoo-in for our business development and marketing team. When he's not liaising with clients, Conor is our visuals expert - overseeing video content and imagery for our website, app and new vehicle and uniform branding.
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