Film crews became ‘collateral damage’ of Hollywood strikes

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Reuters UK

By Andrew Hay ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) – A Toronto production assistant whose income dried up because of Hollywood strikes lost his housing and ended up living in his car. A New York set dresser slipped out of sobriety amid the stress. A New Mexico assistant director fell into deep depression and took his life. They were among the hundreds of thousands of U.S. and Canadian film and television crew workers who were unemployed for up to 10 months because of strikes called by actors and writers, leaving a trail of evictions and family disintegration. Crew members rallied to help one anot…

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