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On Strike: Writers Guild of America (Video)

By Nathan Schmitt

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The Writers Guild of America went on strike earlier this week asking for a royalties increase on media sales. Above is a video, albeit a crude one, that outlines the general terms of the strike. Here is a page of the latest news on the strike. According to United Press International,

Anxiety is rippling through the U.S. entertainment industry as it appears the Writers Guild of America strike could stretch into 2008.

Hopes for a fast resolution are wilting as neither the WGA, nor the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television producers has made a clear attempt to revive talks since negotiations broke down Sunday night, said Wednesday.” (1)

The affected shows range far and wide from daily shows such as “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” to series such as “24” and “Lost” will go into re-runs and not finish out their seasons, respectively.

November 8, 2007 Posted by | Nathan Schmitt, Video, WGA Strike | , , | Leave a comment