STRIKE TO THE DEATH!
As the Wall Street Journal pointed out recently, if you want to know what’s going on with the possible Writers Guild of America strike, check out The Artful Writer, the blog published by screenwriters Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 3) and Ted Elliott (Shrek). It’s a great blog with information for writers not just on the strike but also on copyright law, the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement, and lot of other news and info. And it’s most likely seen its traffic spike as the October 30 strike deadline looms. Mazin has been posting a blow-by-blow of the negotiations that’s relatively even-handed. Of course, he’s on the WGA side, but he doesn’t hesitate to criticize his union at times. In the current post entitled “The Bad Guy,” however, he looks at the current AMFTP bargaining position and finds four “strike to the death” issues before hoping that a middle ground can be met over the toughest issue, internet residuals.
Check this blog regularly in the next few weeks in order to stay up-to-date on the possible writers work stoppage.