Friday, November 2, 2007
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is on strike--for the first time since 1988--over royalties and the sure sense writers do not command the same kind of power that directors, actors and producers do in Hollywood. Writers want more of a share of the income stream from DVDs and the results of online technology. Audiences will first notice the effects on shows that rely on a daily influx of writing talent--late night talk shows, for example. Read more here in an article by AP writer Gary Gentile.