Menu Close

Paramount is “well-stocked” with projects amid strike

Paramount isn’t too concerned with the ongoing actors strike and writer strike. The major production company is promising big movies not just next year, but even later this year.

Collider cites the company’s Q2 earnings call as evidence of such, where films like Martin Scorsese’s crime drama Killers of the Flower Moon, Jack Black’s seasonal comedy Dear Santa, both John Krasinski’s fantasy comedy IF as well as his sci-fi prequel, A Quiet Place: Day One, are all among the projects in the future of the film company. Outside of the film aspect, Paramount+ subscribers have a Mean Girls musical to look forward to.

According to CEO Bob Bakish, the ongoing strikes have presented issues with marketing, but nothing it isn’t already looking to push aside. In the end, while marketing is waning, its content pool is vast.

“With respect to our film slate, the good news is we have a significant number of films on which production is complete. That includes ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ ‘Bob Marley,’ John Krasinski’s ‘If,’ as well as ‘A Quiet Place: Day One,’ and ‘Dear Santa’ with Jack Black. We also have the ‘Mean Girls’ musical for Paramount+. Strikes do present some marketing challenges, something we’re working to assess with respect to our release strategy, but again, we’re well stocked.”

Back in May, WGA members went on strike to oppose the use of AI in the filmmaking process as well as better pay. Only last month, SAG-AFTRA members joined the writers, leading to a momentous occasion that hasn’t happened since the 1960s. The actors have the same issues as the writers — pay isn’t as good as it should be, AI is a filmmaking nightmare and unethical, and streaming residuals need to be considered within contracts.

Posted in News