Screenwriter Mark made an appearance today at 7th and Montana, fresh from the Hollywood picket lines. Talking to Mark really puts the strike in perspective. For the studios, the goal is to control costs. For the writers, it's personal. Many writers fear that unless they are adequately compensated for their work -- especially when it is repurposed on the Internet -- they risk potentially losing their pensions and health benefits. Meanwhile, the studios -- who seem to be trying to "starve out" the writers -- have set-up an online meter showing just how much money is at stake. According to this meter, the strike has already cost writers more than $120 million and counting.