Another writers strike appears to be brewing in Hollywood, where the last time it happened — in 2007 — it shut things down for 100 days.
“We’re hearing Hollywood agents far and wide are bracing for another writers’ strike,” The New York Post reports, noting that the union negotiates a new contract every three years. The big strike a decade ago ended after Writers Guild members won a piece of digital revenue, the report notes.
“Consumers a decade ago had to live with fewer episodes of ‘Heroes,’ but if talks don’t go well now the networks could have a tough time with the annual show-and-tell TV upfront presentations in May,” The Post notes.
The report quotes a release by the union that notes: “The Writers Guilds of America, West and East, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced they will begin formal contract negotiations March 13. The current Minimum Basic Agreement expires May 1.”