Lights, camera, Connecticut: The local impact of the writers and actors strike
The writers and actors strike has frozen film and TV productions across the country, and left many creatives to go back to their "civilian jobs," as Mystic-based actress Callie Beaulieu recently shared with Connecticut Public.
"We're at a tipping point with the survival of our profession," she said.
This hour, local studios, actors and crew members join us. Plus, NPR correspondent Mandalit del Barco has the latest; and Hearst Connecticut reporter Alex Soule explains why Connecticut is at a "crossroads" where it concerns the film and TV tax incentive program.
Plus, some 2,000 movie screens have gone dark over the pandemic, according to one recent study by the Cinema Foundation. But there's a bright spot where we live: Connecticut boasts four drive-in theaters. We hear from the owners of one drive-in in Mansfield.
- Olivia Nicole Hoffman: Actress
- Keith Nelson: Costume Designer
- Andrew Gernhard: Owner, Synthetic Cinema International
- Mandalit del Barco: Arts Correspondent, NPR
- Alexander Soule: Reporter, Hearst CT
- Naomi Jungden: General Manager, Mansfield Drive-In