For nearly four months, TV and movie actors in the US have been on strike. Last Wednesday, the actors union reached a deal with the studios that make TV shows and movies, bringing the strike to an end. The union got much of what it was asking for, but not everything.
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On Sunday, the Writers Guild of America reached a deal with Hollywood's top studios that has ended a 5-month strike by union writers. The strike, which has led to a major slowdown in the entertainment business, officially ended at 12:01 Wednesday morning.
Last Tuesday, writers of movies and TV shows in the United States went on strike for a better working agreement. Many of the writers' concerns are caused by the growth of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. The strike could affect many TV shows and movies.
Last Thursday, a Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox was held near fields of corn in the middle of Iowa. The "Field of Dreams" game was based on a 30-year-old movie.
This year has been terrible for many businesses, but the movie business has been hit especially hard. Today, one of the world's largest movie theater chains is closing its doors. It's not clear when, or if, they'll re-open.
In today's news roundup, Asian countries struggle to deal with back-to-back typhoons, the world remembers Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, and balloons carry magician David Blaine miles into the sky.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
With people around the world on lockdown and movie theaters struggling to stay in business, many people are wondering whether the coronavirus will permanently change the way people see movies.
With millions of people unable to go out because of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus), musicians, theaters, TV stars, and film companies are using the internet to bring entertainment to people at home.
In today's news roundup, China responds strongly to negative comments from soccer star Mesut Özil, a Christmas song hits number one 25 years after it was recorded, and the US stops trading with the imaginary country of Wakanda.