WGA says: “We’d all rather be writing. Jeez.”

The Reeler weighs in on the strike in New York, interviewing writer-directors Peter Hedges and Adam Brooks and the WGA East’s VP:

“We met for a long period with management [on Sunday], and once again, their offer was to screw us,” said WGA East vice president Tom Fontana, the Oz and Homicide creator who saw work on his new show, The Philanthropist, stop as his five staff writers hit the street.


“It’s scary!” Brooks said. “Everyone’s going to pay for a strike. Whatever happens, it’s not anything we want or crave. No matter what they say, we’re not ‘strike-happy.’ It’s not a rabid crowd calling for blood. Everyone understands what’s going on here, and they’re going about it in a very reasonable, straight-ahead, constructive manner.”

Hedges nodded. “We’d all rather be writing,” he said. “Jeez.”

Scenes from a Strike [The Reeler]

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