Writers on Strike

11/13/2007 @ 8:53 PM | General with 3 Comments | Print This Post

Well, I have a feeling that this writers strike will be almost like the last one in the late 80s I believe when the industry lost billions. They are now depending not only an increase in pay which they should get but royalties for the internet streaming of the shows via the websites. Well why not? The shows are still being viewed. I know, I watch a lot of episodes online because I’d rather watch some other shows on the TV. I’m actually surprised why they do not go after royalties from DVD sales as well if they do not already get them. I don’t know all the details of the strike and what they are asking except for what I read here and there in the news online but you have to think about it, without these writers there wouldn’t be the shows we see. A lot of these shows will be having their season finale within a week or two. Then what are we all going to do?

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    Rami // November 13th, 2007 at 9:53 PM

    I have to agree with there strike. Some actors are terribly over paid. I have been on sets before. The actor gets millions. Yet there are apprentices and other people on the sets who get next to nothing and are struggling. Hopefully they get paid some more now.


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    Arthur Trueger // November 15th, 2007 at 1:15 PM

    Another thing the writers are going for is more of a share from DVD royalties. The writers lay the foundation for a show/movie to be good or bad. they are very important to the industry and need to be compensated accordingly.

    The actors that are getting paid millions are in minority of all the actors in hollywood that are part of the Screen Actors Guild. They have a strike scheduled for June ’08. i’m not exactly sure where their beef lies with producers, but i imagine it is similar to the writers’.

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    // November 15th, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    It is a shame that is has all come down to this because if you really think about it, it affects such a wide base of people who work behind the scenes and I feel for them.