JackFetch Posted September 21, 2007 Report Share Posted September 21, 2007 If you’ve been reading Variety lately, you’re probably aware that there’s a massive strike looming in Hollywood, and that everybody there is panicking about it. It sounds like a doomsday scenario: three different unions â€“ the Writer’s Guild of America, the Director’s Guild of America, and the Screen Actor’s Guild â€“ may band together next June, co-ordinate walk-outs, and effectively cripple the entire movie industry. Fearing the worst, the movie companies are now fast-tracking as many films as possible, in the hopes of completing them before the strike. The writer's strike could actually be this year. After two days of renewed talks, the prospects for a settlement between movie and TV writers and producers before the Oct. 31 contract expiration remain dim, with the next negotiating session at least a week to ten days off. Some studios have begun telling writers that they will not take any pitches for new projects or put green light scripts after the deadline. http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/?p=2238 Now I can understand striking if you are being treated unfairly, but these guys make a ton of money. Especially the actors. I don't feel sorry for them at all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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