Phoning it in: A striking writer in Burbank, Calif., shows her solidarity with fellow WGA members with a scrolling “strike” text on her iPhone.
An end may be in sight for striking television and film writers and their studio bosses if negotiations, now set to resume Nov. 26, are effective. However, WGA West President Patric Verrone cautioned union members to stand their ground in an e-mail titled “Don’t Break Out the Champagne Just Yet.”
AP via Huffington Post:
Some writers applauded the decision to return to talks.
“That’s fabulous, that’s great,” said Sean Jablonski, a writer for the FX drama “Nip/Tuck.” “You can’t get a deal until two sides sit down and talk about it.”
“It’s a good message to hear around the holidays,” he said.
At the core of the contract dispute is compensation for shows offered on the Internet—a medium that appeals to a number of tech-savvy, young assistants who aspire to create their own online programming and want a piece of the profits.