Quicktakes: How do you feel about the contract the directors signed with the networks and studios?

Jan 27, 2008  •  Post A Comment

“I think it’s a very good thing. I’m optimistic that this will give the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP a template to work from that will allow them to open the dialogue again. I think it’s pretty apparent that there are no winners in our current situation.”
– Ty Treadway, actor-host of “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords”
“It certainly provides a little light at the end of the tunnel, and gives a bit of optimism. But lately, it looks as if the networks are girding for a long fight. That will result in a vast change in strategies and schedules. I wonder how the viewers are feeling about all this…”
– Gary Lico, president-CEO, CABLEready
“Without knowing all the details, it would seem to be a positive sign. For the industry, it might provide some answers for fairly dealing with the emerging technologies. And hopefully it may also offer some needed hope as the discussions continue between the producers and the writers to resolve that strike.”
– Bill Carroll, VP/director of programming, Katz Television Group
“Any sign of labor peace in the television industry has to be regarded as positive. However, the DGA agreement should not necessarily be regarded as a template for the writers or Screen Actors Guild. Some of the key issues are not the same.”
– Steve Beverly, professor of broadcasting, Union University, Jackson, Tenn.

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  1. Great post. Hope you write more on the subject soon.

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