November 1, 2007

Striiike two!

The Writers Guild of America might go on strike as early as this Friday. The east and west coast unions broke off talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and allowed their contract to expire last night. According to the New York Times:

"writers and producers are separated by differences over payments for the use of programs distributed through new media like the Internet and cellphones, and conflicting demands for a change in payments for the reuse of movies and TV shows on DVDs and elsewhere. "

I hope they resolve this soon. The writers are the lifeblood of the entertainment industry. I don't even want to think about what other reality shows or game shows we'll be subjected to if they do go on strike. *shudders* Good luck writers!

02 November 2007 UPDATE: For the first time since 1988, writers will go on strike Monday. Late night talk shows have already announced that they will show reruns. The strike can put thousands of industry workers out of a job.


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