Four Cents: Understanding the Strike
November 13, 2007 12:04 PM
Still struggling a bit to understand what exactly the writers strike is about?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
The issues are complex. But the Writers Guild of America has created a simple, easy-to-understand, three-minute primer video on its YouTube channel.
For the skinny on DVD and Internet residuals, check out this video:
At the heart of the impasse is whether studios will pay writers when shows run online. The WGA says the networks claim online video is simply promotional.
But one striking writer cobbled together a chilling video featuring soundbites from television executives Robert Iger, Sumner Redstone, Ben Silverman, Rupert Murdoch and Leslie Moonves touting how much money their companies stand to make on Internet video.
Check that video out here: