Yesterday the Writers Guild of America went on strike. They say they deserve more money since there are new ways that television shows and movies are being sold – ie, iTunes and DVDs. I tend to agree.
This means that if their contract isn’t worked out soon, we, the audiences of America, will start to feel the pain. Already, some shows (like Heroes), are re-shooting some of their current season in case the strike lasts longer than anyone would like. Other shows are just crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.
What’s worse, is that next July the contracts of the Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild of America are set to expire – and you better believe that they’ll have the same issues as the Writers. If those two unions strike, Hollywood would basically be at a standstill. In preparation for said possible strike, studios are frantically trying to finish some 300 films before July.
We can only hope that this will be resolved soon. And maybe that when it’s all back and running smoothly, we won’t have any more crappy movies/tv shows to watch. Just good stuff.
Maybe I’m wishing for too much.