Monday, April 24, 2017

Writer's strike ...

First of all, there might be a writer's strike today and we should know before the end of the day. Writer's strikes are nasty, the last one in 2007-2008 cost California $2.5 billion dollars.

Yep, $2.5 billion.

How do a stack of writers from movies and television and a whole bunch of new types of writing for streaming and more. It all adds up.

Because of one little thing.

We write the stories that people watch and that networks and studios and whomever has to show so that commercials and any other type of payments that "they get" and that they return some of it to us.

Yes, that's me on the right, with my Canadian Mountie cap. 

So right now, I'll give you a little more about writers and money and getting screwed. In fact there's a book called "The Writer Got Screwed (but didn't have)" by Brooke A. Wharton. And yes, I have a copy.

And what everyone else is afraid of that networks let go not only writers but also shows that can't work and it spreads to almost every industry in California. There are around 13,000 writers in the WGA (Writer's Guild of America) but only about maybe a few hundred actually work.

Which means a lot of us writers are not making money at all.

So let's see what happens today

Coming up after today is about The Graduate and Easy Rider and why some people like them or not.

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