191. Writers Go on Strike

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“A DVD retails for $10 or more. Out that, we writers currently get 4 or 5 . We’re asking to get 8 cents per DVD. producers and others say we’re asking for too .” That is television writer Saul Bloom’s argument as why the Writers Guild of America is going strike tomorrow.
The strike by TV and movie will greatly affect TV and movie production. The such strike, in 1988, cost the industry half billion dollars. That strike lasted five months. Such strike affects everyone in the business, from TV movie industry executives all the way down to people selling popcorn at local movie theaters.
All currently in production that require the skills of writers will halt production. TV networks will substitute game shows and “reality” shows that don’t require writers. In addition, of course, there will be of reruns. TV viewers in search of fresh might have to switch to cable TV or DVDs. A recent nationwide poll indicates that the public strongly supports the writers, who are thought be underpaid and unappreciated.
“Writers are too demanding,” Reese Majors, vice president of CEC Entertainment, a company with seven shows airing weekly on network . “They think they are so special. All they is type a bunch of words onto a of paper. My six-year-old can do that. They that writing is work. But how can it work when it is done in the comfort their homes? How can you call sitting at ‘work’? The actors and the crew have to on location, where they must battle the cold, heat, the jet lag, and the loneliness of away from home. No home cooking for them—they to eat catered meals. But you don’t hear whining for four more cents per DVD!”