Well-known Hollywood publicist thinks so according to this report:
Longtime Hollywood publicist Julian Myers will turn 90 soon. And he worries the end may be near ... for Hollywood.What would happen if Hollywood entertainment really "died?" What would happen to the "Hollywood sound"? Would Hollywood music be relegated to the dust bin? Independent filmmakers may flourish, TV viewership would decline and interet viewership increased. But what ever will the big-name celebrities do?
Myers frets that the WGA stalemate -- with all of its acrimony, vitriol and job losses -- is a harbinger of ill things for the industry.
"The strike impasse is speeding the end of Hollywood filmmaking and television production," says Myers, who has been working in the biz since 1939 and is still an IATSE member. "There are more union contracts coming up for renewal, and already unionists are crossing union lines. IATSE is urging its members to go right on through. Insults are being exchanged, faces will be bashed and fatalities are a possibility."
...Now, with tensions again running high, Myers worries that the town might be consumed.
"Does a dying Hollywood need a civil war today to hasten its erosion?" he asks.