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Reverend Meteor

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jwd

Subj: Re: The thing that bugs me the most ...
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 12:35:32 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: The thing that bugs me the most ...
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 at 05:56:43 pm EST

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> > I'm glad people are standing up and puting the needs of the many over the wants of the few. Hopefully this will turn the tide of the entire situation.
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> > omike015
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> I hope the writers dreams are squashed...there I said it.

Is the Writers want more and they're willing to put a lot more people who make even less than them out of work. The camera crews, lighting, makeup, FX, stunts, etc. All these people aren't working now because of the strike. AFAIK they don't ger residuals on anything. This strike isn't going to improve their lively hood either. I understand (at least to me) being a writer is one of the most creative and difficult things to do. I also agree they do deserve more and I'm sure the studios are being stingy and could afford to pay more. Stepping on the "little guy" to get it though? I wish they could've found another way.

I have to give kudos to the talk show hosts for going back to work to support their crew.

I think this strike is going to last a very long time and I really don't see the studios giving in to many demands. They'll play up the reality tv/gameshow genre as long as possible and once those initial scripted shows run out early this year (probably sometime in March at the latest) I wouldn't be suprised if we don't see any new scripted shows until 2009.

jwd

> > > I'm glad people are standing up and puting the needs of the many over the wants of the few. Hopefully this will turn the tide of the entire situation.
> >
> > >
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> > > omike015
> >
> > > \:\-\|
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> > I hope the writers dreams are squashed...there I said it.
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> Is the Writers want more and they're willing to put a lot more people who make even less than them out of work.

That's my problem with it.

What's really going to be funny is when SAG and DGA go on strike in the near future. The studios are not going to cave to the writers because that will show weakness when it comes time to deal with these two.

Guilds are evil IMO.

> The camera crews, lighting, makeup, FX, stunts, etc. All these people aren't working now because of the strike. AFAIK they don't ger residuals on anything. This strike isn't going to improve their lively hood either. I understand (at least to me) being a writer is one of the most creative and difficult things to do. I also agree they do deserve more and I'm sure the studios are being stingy and could afford to pay more. Stepping on the "little guy" to get it though? I wish they could've found another way.
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> I have to give kudos to the talk show hosts for going back to work to support their crew.
>
> I think this strike is going to last a very long time and I really don't see the studios giving in to many demands. They'll play up the reality tv/gameshow genre as long as possible and once those initial scripted shows run out early this year (probably sometime in March at the latest) I wouldn't be suprised if we don't see any new scripted shows until 2009.
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> jwd


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