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Session 107 - Expat Comedy Podcast - WGA - Covid 19 vs Hollywood - More Pilot Season

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On this session, Tom interviews Rachanee about her new comedy podcast "Ex Pat." Also, we discuss how Covid 19 is impacting Hollywood and how you can prepare for it, WGA and NBCUniversal, more Pilot Season news, Streamers and Basic Cable channel alliances.  

SHOW NOTES: 
Covid 19: In the week between recording this episode and publishing it, massive changes swept Hollywood as concerns about the Covid 19 virus have spread. The number of cancellations expanded exponentially since then. So to simplify these notes, this link provides Indiewire’s comprehensive list of cancellations in Hollywood and Entertainment: https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/coronavirus-cancellations-hollywood-entertainment-covid19-1202215596/

Ex Pat Podcast (with links to the podcast on all platforms, or search for "Ex Pat The Show"): https://www.expattheshow.com/

Basic Cable buying more reality shows, less scripted, as scripted goes to streamers
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-scripted-tv-shows-are-becoming-scarce-basic-cable-1281036

Peacock Inks Massive Licensing Deal With A+E Networks
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/peacock-inks-massive-licensing-deal-a-e-networks-1281242

WGA East Files Labor Complaint Against NBC Over Shuttered Nonfiction Unit
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wga-east-files-labor-complaint-nbc-shuttered-nonfiction-unit-1281339

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