Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Writer's Strike Ends!

Members of the Writer’s Guild of America overwhelmingly approved a new contract with producers and return to work today. The 100 day strike put many TV shows on hold and some may not return until next year. Other shows are rushing back into production to try to finish out what’s left of the season.

The strike ending also means that the Academy Awards will go on as scheduled. That program was in doubt had the strike continued. Few if any actors were willing to cross picket lines to attend, and without the star-power the show would have been pretty dull.

Next contract up for negotiations in Hollywood is that of the Screen Actors Guild. Many of the same issues that faced writers will be facing actors, including "new media" or internet delivery of programs.

1 comment:

RC said...

imagine what type of shows we'd see if the screen actors went on strike!