NBCUniversal Suspends Dwayne Johnson Deal During Hollywood Strikes

NBCUniversal Suspends Dwayne Johnson Deal During Hollywood Strikes WWE

The ongoing strikes in Hollywood have seen NBC Universal’s Universal Studio Group suspend Dwayne Johnson’s deal.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, “NBCUniversal’s Universal Studio Group has suspended Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks, along with an unknown number of other film and TV deals, as the ongoing labor clash between the writers guild and Hollywood’s studios and streamers enters its 20th week.”

It is also reported that “Universal Studio Group — which includes Universal Television, Universal Content Productions and Universal Pictures, among other divisions — reached out to its remaining writing and producing partners Monday to see if they were comfortable with contributing non-writing services.”

The Hollywood Reporter also states:

“Sources also note that Universal Studio Group’s non-writing producers are among those who are impacted by the latest round of suspensions.

“The pacts with Michaels (Saturday Night Live and a number of scripted TV shows) and Johnson (prolific in features and films) are among Universal’s most high-profile.”

The strikes started in May 2023 and it was revealed that WWE wouldn’t be affected as their writers were not part of the guild.

John Cena’s recent return to WWE television was a result of his availability due to the SAG-AFTRA strikes.

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10 months ago by Dave Adamson

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