The Radice Files — Episode 176: “Will IATSE walk?”

Frank Radice
5 min readOct 2, 2021

Unions are still the tip of the content production spear. TV, streaming, and movies could be effectively shut down if IA goes out on strike as other unions honor the action. If the companies don’t make an honest deal, will the industry go through a major change like the ATC did back in the day? Will new prosumer gear play a role? Will non-union talent doors open?

Also…Squid Game….I’m just sayin’

IATSE Strike Vote Begins, Results Expected Monday — Variety

IATSE members have received their ballots in the union’s historic strike authorization vote.

Kenneth Branagh, Odessa Young, ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ duo headline 2021 SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Kenneth Branagh, Adrien Brody, Odessa Young and the duo behind ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ headline the 2021 festival in Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah Photowalk — Shot on iPhone 13 Pro

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ is so popular a South Korean internet provider sued over the surge in traffic

The company claims the popularity of ‘Squid Game’ has led to a surge in network traffic, and it’s asking Netflix to pay associated maintenance costs.

Natalie Morales Is Leaving NBC News After 22 YearsTheWrap

Natalie Morales, a “Dateline” correspondent and “Today” show anchor, is leaving NBC News after 22 years with the group

Ozy Media Will Shut Down — The New York Times

The digital media start-up had come under scrutiny for its business practices in recent days following articles in The Times.

‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Signs First Look Deal With WarnerMediaTheWrap

Chase’s prequel film to the HBO hit, “The Many Saints of Newark,” hit theaters Friday

Guy Ritchie’s new action film starring Jason Statham available later this year on Amazon Prime

Guy Ritchie’s new thriller starring Jason Statham will launch on Amazon Prime as the pair work together for the first time in 15 years.

The internet causes 4% of emissions, so can adland decarbonize programmatic buying? | The Drum

In the lead-up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Ryan Cochrane, chief operating officer of global adtech platform Good-Loop, shares his views on how programmatic media is impacting our planet, and how adland can help cool down the internet.

Twitter for Professionals will begin to roll out this week for businesses and creators — TechCrunch

Twitter really can’t go a day without releasing new products. But if you’re running an account for a business or a public figure, its latest addition might capture your interest. Soon, businesses and creators will be able to opt into “professional accounts,” giving them additional tools to distinguish their profile, quickly promote content through ads […]

Congratulations: Sean Gupta Becomes ViacomCBS SVP Of Streaming Strategy, Shifting From BET Networks Role — Deadline

Sean Gupta has shifted from a strategy executive role at BET Networks to SVP of streaming strategy for ViacomCBS. He began the new position last week, reporting to Jeff Shultz, chief strategy offic…

NBCUniversal and YouTube TV Agree to Short-Term Deal Extension, Averting a Blackout for Now

NBCU and YouTube TV reached a short-term extension to their previous agreement just ahead of the Sept. 30 midnight ET cutoff.

‘We are CNN’ campaign showcases diversity at network — NewscastStudio

CNN has launched a new campaign highlighting the diverse cast of people who make the network what it is. The campaign, produced under the banner “We Are

Lady Gaga breaks down as Tony Bennett sketches her for Love for Sale album cover: ‘It makes me cry!’

Watch the emotional clip of the 95-year-old legend drawing the pop singer for their new collaborative jazz record.

Opinion | Britain’s Fuel Shortages Are Just the Start — The New York Times

A sudden convergence of crises has cast the country’s future in darkness.

Croc bites drone at Darwin wildlife park during ‘Crocodile Territory’ documentary filming — ABC News

A Northern Territory crocodile has shown its tastes go beyond human flesh when it launched out of a lagoon and took down an ABC drone during the filming of a crocodile documentary near Darwin .

How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony — Raw Story — Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

When Ludwig van Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his 10th Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn’t able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical …

Neil Diamond health: ‘I’m in denial’ — the star unable to accept Parkinson’s diagnosis |

NEIL DIAMOND is best known for delivering hit songs such as Sweet Caroline. Still touring and working up until he retired in 2018 the star also revealed to fans that he has been diagnosed with a severe and debilitating condition.

And finally…

Neil Diamond — Sweet Caroline (Live At The Greek Theatre / 2012)



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