Monday, December 17, 2007

MORE TALES FROM THE HOLLYWOOD PICKET LINES ...!

                             

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.

8 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Wow... I hope it resolves soon... very sad.  No one wins like this.

be well,
Dawn

frankandmary said...

Me & my TVless home find this very amusing.
~Mary

kattytrick said...

Thanks for the info! This helps to put things into prospective. I had not known the "why", but felt there had to be a good reason ...Kittie

acoward15 said...

You have to stand up to the bully.

beckiepainton said...

im confused but it doesnt sound good! Beckie x

gazker said...

I think we should all chip in and help these guys out and I don't mean the studios.
GREEDY B*******!
Gaz

stupidsheetguy said...

That's a tough situation. The writers have my sympathy, though, because they're only asking for an equitable deal.
Good luck to them

tenyearnap said...

Go writers. Lots of folks are on your side and don't care that everything is in "re-runs" as long as the writers get what they deserve in the end. It's only fair! --Cin