6 Ways the Government Shutdown Affects Hollywood
We’re now in day three of the government shutdown after the new fiscal year began without an agreement on continuing resolution, leading to a suspension of large portions of the government at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. But some onlookers have explained that while the situation in Washington sounds dire, it’s not actually of much concern to the average American — it is, however, a reflection of bad politics that has further eroded the American public’s confidence in Capital Hill.
That isn’t to say the shutdown doesn’t have a far-reaching impact on various government agencies. On Tuesday, Wall St. Cheat Sheet outlined five government agencies hit the hardest from the shutdown — and from there, the impact of the shutdown travels down the line to indirect targets.
Take the entertainment industry as an example. Variety reports that due to the shutdown, productions across the country might find themselves in increasingly difficult situations ranging from delayed rulings on contentious issues to the inability to secure shooting locations. Here are six ways the government shutdown is affecting the entertainment sector.