Posted May 24, 2019 12:32:25When President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday announced it would temporarily shut down access for many entertainment venues to the entertainment industry on Twitter, some of Hollywood’s biggest names took to social media to express their anger.
In a statement, the Hollywood Alliance called the decision “a slap in the face to our industry and its customers, our employees, and to the American people.”
Hollywood has been fighting to keep its networks open since last summer, when the Trump White House temporarily blocked access to many major entertainment studios and cable networks for at least one week.
It was a major blow to the industry, which had been counting on Trump to help make sure the entertainment sector could continue producing and distributing content.
Hollywood also has been in the news this year for its role in protesting the election of President Donald J. Trump.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles-based International Association of Theatre Owners (ITTO) said that the Trump Administration’s move to shutter access to entertainment venues was a “disappointing step” and “one that will hurt the film and television industry and our members.”
But the Hollywood Association has not only defended the studios, it has also defended Hollywood’s entertainment industry, pointing out that its members make a substantial contribution to the U.S. economy.
The association, which represents more than 100 Hollywood studios and production companies, has called for a federal ban on the use of “hosting services” by the entertainment industries.
It has also warned that the closure of Hollywood could be a significant setback for American workers, particularly young people who may not have the access they need to work from home, on the job or to study.