Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Stand

This blog has essentially turned into my WGA Strike venue. Because my fledgling career is frozen—along with everyone else's—until the WGA has a new contract that is reasonable.

Yes, it kills me that this happens just when I was about to gain some momentum. And the hardest part is going to be trying to make ends meet while balancing WGA Strike responsibilities *and* trying to keep writing some spec scripts so I can be more prepared when business resumes.

First writers strike in 20 years. I'm told the 88 strike (which lasted 5+ months) gave birth to the spec script market, because all the writers had fresh spec scripts by the time the strike ended. But I've got to say, it's not the easiest environment to write in.

Howard Gould gave this speech at a big WGA West meeting:

Nobody wants to be on strike. But it is imperative that we make this stand now. There are some long-term issues at stake. There's a lot of slanted media coverage out there, portraying writers as a whiny, overpaid lot. But it is a grotesque distortion of the reality. I've got to head back to a desk job next week.

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