Max streaming service will restore writer and director credits after backlash.
The mess-up: Max’s glitchy transition resulted in TV and film writer and director credits being lost in a new “creators” category.
* The change incited frustration from industry professionals, including TV and film union leaders.
The response: Warner Bros. Discovery apologized and pledged to restore the credits.
* A Max spokesperson stated the credits were altered due to a technical error in the transition from HBO Max to Max.
Industry tension: Writers are currently in the midst of an industry-wide strike and directors are negotiating new contracts.
* WGA West President Meredith Stiehm and DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter criticised Max’s move as devaluing the individual contributions of artists.
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