Writer’s Strike 101

From the increasingly blog-savvy UnitedHollywood.com comes a 3 1/2 minute video that does a fair job of explaining what the writers are striking for and why.

It would be interesting to see the AMPTP respond in kind. — Dana Harris

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  1. Me says:

    Wow I’m from Australia so I didn’t understand the WGA strike very much but have been following up on the internet and on blogs such as this. This video really puts everything into perspective!
    I can’t believe big studio bosses (i.e. rich fat guys in suits) wouldn’t even give the writers the extra 4 cents they deserve. I mean come on the writing is the most essential part of the whole system! Without a plot and engaging storylines, what’s the use for A-list stars, directors, costumes, music, special effects etc???

  2. Fred DeWolf says:

    In the midst of a gold rush, first thing you do? Stake your claim.

  3. Angela Caperton says:

    Stay strong, guys and gals! While this is your fight for royalties and residuals, the outcome could well impact others in related fields. There are many out there watching with very keen interest. You’ve got my support, and I wish you success!

  4. Josh Smith says:

    So how do I, common TV show viewer support the WGA?

  5. An Outsider with Interest says:

    I have to wonder if the person(s) that created the video paid royalties for the use of the copyrighted images that were used in its creation. Seems kind of hypocritical if they didn’t.

  6. ReelBusy says:

    The studios can’t write a response as well said as this one. Maybe the WGA should just make a deal with Google and Microsoft since this is the best produced thing I’ve seen on TV or the net in a while. Well, this and that Feist 1234 video…

  7. Mark Baker says:

    That is great writing. And this strike is about 4 cents? Sheesh. Those studio guys spend more than that on manicures.
    Do they just like to fight for the hell of it, or are they really incomparable assholes?

  8. Doug Molitor says:

    But who would write it for them?

  9. Fun Joel says:

    Amen on that request. See if any of your sources can pressure them to make their case in plain English. Because I’m pretty sure they can’t! Or won’t because it would expose the idiotic platform on which they base their (lack of) bargaining stance.

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