that strike thing : part i
That strike thing.
Contracts are up.
My union is on strike.
I guess I should say something about that.
The position of the Writers Guild is, studios are selling TV shows and movies like candy on dvds, iTunes, broadband, cell phones, the web, a whole host of places they do not pay writers royalties for and with all these new [and not so new, dvds hello are practically ancient now and video tapes are a thing of the past that never even got into the equation] avenues of revenue for pasting writers’ work up repeatedly for fun and profit [okay not writer fun and profit oh well but the suits are having a lot of fun and profit], writers want a residual. [See, the last thing writers saw a residual off of was reruns on TV back in 1988 — the last time writers went on strike — and writers have not seen a lick o’ change in residuals since.]
The position of the studios is, That would destroy Hollywood.
[Um. Yez. I can see it crashing down now. Eye roll.]
[Also I have so heard this before.]