>They have gotten no money with their work being put on the internet. . nothing.
For the record, writers do get fairly substantial up-front fees, which often exceed median yearly incomes for Americans in other industries.
Oh, absolutely. I should have clarified that. I meant for after the initial broadcast, etc. For dvd sales, and subsequent internet broadcasts.
I'm so pissed about 24 being postponed. It sucks. :/
But, I'm with you. The writers deserve so much more than they get. :(
LOL, your icon! YAY!
People are kind of freaked here in LA, just because this thing has the potential to seriously screw with the economy. The money the studios spend supports a huge number of local businesses. Some of our company's biggest clients are entertainment firms, for instance, and if they shut down we're in serious trouble.
*Nod* Makes sense. It's not a good situation.
Isn't it? :) Glad you liked!
I actually have a choice of papers to write for my mass media class, and one topic is the writers strike. I think its interesting that by fighting for what these creative people justly deserve they are innadvertantly proagating a culture of uncreative programing, whose soul purpose is to debase other people's live for our entertainment. This isn't to say I deagree with the writters, I just find the whole situation perplexing
I support the strike too.
Also I think the prospect of better earnings would attract better writers. Possibly.
I'm 100% behind the strike. I'm quite delighted at seeing the stars come out to support the writers.
I totally think the strike is something Hollywood had coming years ago.
Although, possible fallout from something like this could potentially be a lot of line-crossing writers who will take the work at lesser pay. ie, writers with a lot less skill. ones that get their inspiration from Penthouse Letters. Or Uwe Bowl films.
Yeah, it could potentially be really nasty.
Actors receive residuals. Writers should too.
I totally get the writer's strike, and why they do it. Since I live in a right-to-work state I'm not usually affected by strikes and all, but this has a direct influence on my daily schedule. I have no idea what to do come 11 o'clock now, actually, since the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, being written daily, have been temporarily cancelled (and I've seen ALL the episodes recently, so the reruns are boring).
All I know is that Battlestar Galactica has 10 episodes on reserve. I'd be flipping out if that were going to be canceled.
I actually just had a conversation with a random guy sitting next to me at the coffee shop I'm sitting in about the writer's strike. This is a big deal..
Anyways, I'm really hoping the writers get what they deserve for their work. Just...very soon.
Me too. Realistically though, I don't think it's going to be happening in the next month or two. Hopefully within six.
Once the writers go SAG will be striking too. Its going to be rough in the entertainment biz for a while.
I don't know. I don't see SAG/AFTRA striking anytime soon, but I might be very wrong.
That link was wild!
I think this strike has the potential to really shake some things up (things that needed shaking). It's about time the studios started paying appropriate residuals to writers.
I don't watch much TV, but I'm going to feel the loss of my daily John Stewart. :(
Me too. :(
It'll be for the best over all.. I hope anyway.
I went on strike, too, a year or so ago. I watch practically zilch TV now anyway. And certainly not f--in' reality shows. grr. Nonetheless, I think it's important that people be recognized for their art and their business, even when that is writing the majority of the mind-numbing, status-quo-enforcing crud on TV....
I hope everyone can come to a fair agreement.
Stagehands striked on Broadway yesterday too. More then half of Broadway is dark. It's a mess.