Monday, November 5, 2007

Writers' Strike

The writers' strike seems to be getting a lot of press. I should think it's a nationwide issue since, while it is about the entertainment industry, it's also about our favorite shows, future movies, and newly emerging technology. That is, back in the day, writers got a raw deal when they agreed to pitiful residuals on DVDs because no one thought it was a money maker. Now, they want to make sure they get their fair share of the pie with regards to new media like downloads and DVRs.

I'm sure it's tough to decide to strike regardless of your industry; giving up your paycheck for an indefinite amount of time to stand outside your office and picket. Yes, some make an obscene amount of money. But so do the producers, directors, and studios. So while you may not feel for people who already make a good living, it is all about proportions.

Anyway, one of our favorite shows these days is 30 Rock. I couldn't help but wonder if Tina Fey, the show's creator, producer, writer, actor, was going to picket. After all, she was a writer and head writer (the first female) on Saturday Night Live for ages before she moved up in the world. She is. Good for her.

Update: Alec Baldwin's 2 cents.

2 comments:

WorksForMom said...

Sometimes you freak me out. In a good way of course. I just asked my husband this very Tina Fey question this morning. And then here you blog about it AND answer it. Thank you once again MetaMommy.

And yes, good for her.

MetaMommy said...

Great minds, great minds...Tina Fey would be proud...if she, you know, paid any attention to us great minds.