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Alex Kerai

Consumer Trends Reporter

Alex began writing for student newspapers and has managed to turn that into a career. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he wrote about small businesses for Biz2Credit and Business.org. Before that, he spent time in communications for higher education institutions, created marketing materials for nonprofits, and worked for entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Today, he reports on emerging consumer trends and his work can be seen on The Penny Hoarder, Business.org, Reviews.org, Move.org, WhistleOut.com, SafeWise.com, HighSpeedInternet.com, and SatelliteInternet.com. When he's not writing, Alex watches too much TV, plays guitar, reads and writes fiction, and goes on nature walks.

Unions Unite: Hollywood Studios Face Reckoning During Labor Negotiations

by | May 30, 2023 | Uncategorized

Since the writers’ guild strike began five weeks ago, the major Hollywood unions—representing writers, directors, actors, below-the-line workers, truck drivers, and more—have come together on picket lines. Union support has halted many productions and led to massive rallies nationwide.

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Fall TV schedules impacted by writers' strike

Fall Network Schedule Impacted by Writers’ Guild Strike

by | May 26, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

The writers’ strike has already impacted numerous film and TV productions globally. The fall TV schedule may be next. ABC is the only one of the Big Four networks with a strike-proof schedule. The network is airing unscripted programming and reruns of Abbott Elementary.

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What TV Shows and Movies Are Affected by the Writers’ Strike?

by | | Entertainment, Industry News

More than 35 Hollywood productions have been affected since the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) went on strike last week. With writers’ rooms pausing, productions shutting down, and picketers disrupting filming, studios are feeling the heat from the strike.

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Max users experience issues with launch of app

Max Faces User Experience Issues with Launch of New App

by | May 23, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Max launched today, and viewers ran into issues with the user experience of the redesigned app and interface. Warner Bros. Discovery’s CTO said teams were on standby to help solve any problems customers face.

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Disney Moves to Fully Add Hulu Content to Disney Plus

by | May 19, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Disney announced a one-app experience in the U.S. for Disney+ and Hulu customers that will roll out by the end of 2023. Currently, Hulu is owned by Disney and Comcast, although Comcast has the option to sell to Disney.

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We Found the Most Streaming-Obsessed States

by | May 11, 2023 | Industry News

Using data from Google Trends, we examined the search volume for the top streaming services in all 50 states to find the state that can’t resist streaming all the time.

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Your state's favorite Disney princess

The Most Searched Princesses in Each State

by | May 9, 2023 | Entertainment

Are people in your state fans of Jasmine or Ariel? Check out our findings below.

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Freevee adds Amazon Prime exclusives

Freevee Adds Prime Exclusives

by | May 5, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

This year, over 100 Amazon Originals will be available to stream for free on Amazon’s Freevee platform. Freevee will offer new Amazon Originals each month through the Amazon Originals channel on the service.

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Hollywood Writers Guild Goes On Strike

by | May 2, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

The Writers Guild of America is officially on strike as of Tuesday morning. Pencils are down, and picket lines are starting. The guild’s contract with the major studios—including Disney, Netflix, and Discovery-Warner—has expired.

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9-1-1 moving from FOX to ABC

9-1-1 Canceled at FOX, Moving to ABC

by | May 1, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

The long-running procedural 9-1-1 is moving from FOX to ABC after the season 6 finale in May. Fox’s decision to cancel and move the show was due to financial reasons and licensing fee costs for the network.

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