235. Why is Hollywood on Strike?: Hollywood Writer’s Strike Explained! (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

May 22 2023 • 20 mins

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Hollywood’s writers are on strike. Shows have stopped, scripts are going unwritten, and there is no sign of an end. Let’s discuss the reasons behind the strike and the potential consequences on today’s episode!

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  • Strike (n) - a period of time when workers refuse to work because of an argument with an employer about working conditions, pay levels, or job losses.
  • Studio (n) - a building or place where films are made, or a company that makes them.
  • To walk out (phrasal v) - to stop working or leave your job because of a disagreement with your employer.
  • Script (n) - the words of a film, play, broadcast, or speech.
  • Union (n) - an organization that represents the people who work in a particular industry, protects their rights, and discusses their pay and working conditions with employers.
  • Compensation (n) - the combination of money and other benefits (= rewards) that an employee receives for doing their job.
  • Residual (n) - a payment made to an actor, singer, writer, etc. for repeated uses of their work.
  • Season (n) - one of several series of television programmes with the same title and the same characters.
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