I have no idea if the Writers' Strike affects what TV looks like in
At the risk of opening my blog up to a ridiculous number of hits and harrasment, I post the following links to 2 blogs:
1. UnitedHollywood.blogspot.com—the official blog of the Strike.
2. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Theater Producers (AMPTP-- the "bad guys").
I’ll start with the AMPTP's op-ed in the LA Times supporting their position:
“In short, the guild is demanding an unjustifiable increase in the residual rate that writers receive for downloads, money they receive in addition to the salary they were paid in the first place (the WGA’s 4,434 working members make an average of $200,000 per year). They are also demanding a percentage of the advertising revenue earned by the networks from ad-supported streaming.
However, the WGA’s contract is not with networks, it is with producers, who receive no proceeds from these advertisements, just as they receive none of the revenue achieved by networks through commercial television…Regardless of whether a show or a movie is a hit or a flop, the writer is paid.”
It’s a good tactic to let
Now, UnitedHollywood: This post features the story of a 12 year old boy who is picketing along with the writers. Why? I’m not sure he even knows! He thinks they’re “superheroes.”
I think, like any union, the writers saw a way they weren’t getting money and decided to go after it, betting they could get the nation to support them through media campaigning. Of course actors jump on their side because without writers they can't act, and if they don't act they don't get paid!
My personal solution:
Offshore all writing to
And with the amount of money that
What? You want to tell me that sitcom writing is a non-tradable good?