Monday, November 05, 2007

Writer's Strike

In solidarity of the Writer's Guild Strike I'm going to refrain from writing anything in my blog other than this post letting you know I hate studios. For some reason studios feel that Writers, Directors, and Actors don't deserve a cut of the the money earned from online distribution (iTunes, Amazon Unboxed, etc) of their products. Apparently studios don't understand that without writers, directors and actors there wouldn't be any television or movies to sell online, or anywhere. (Ed Note: the qualifier "good" is implied here. I mean do you really want more shitty reality TV?). Here's James Gunn's blog on the matter, its pretty informative and good to read.

I wrote a letter to the AMPTP (The people hoarding all the money), and sent it in here I mean its worth a shot to have our voices heard
Dear AMPTP people (or whatever intern you have reading this),

Seriously guys, its time to end the greedy money grubbing stereotypes. I know its not true, but you really like to encourage it when you go and deny Writers (and eventually Directors and Actors) residuals for online content. I heard the writers don't even care about how you're hoarding all the DVD sales money, they just want a cut of Internet distribution sales.

Man up and prove to the world you're better than that, and give the writers what they deserve. I mean if you really think about it, without the writers we'd be back at silent movies again. But silent movies without a plot. Here's an idea for a post strike show: Two guys sitting on a couch. They don't do anything, they don't say anything, they just sit on the couch. They can't even watch TV because there's nothing on anymore.

It might be selfish on my part, but I really want to watch the second half of my favorite television shows. What am I going to do with all that free time? Read? Is that what you want? Do you really want me to start reading books again?

Michael Nusinov

We have 3 more episodes of The Office before they run out of content. If the strike doesn't end by then, I will burn the studios to the ground. You have about 2 weeks.

1 comment:

Rusty said...

the writer's strike is keeping me awake at night. notice the time stamp. after 1am. I need my beauty sleep, mike.

I hope that letter of yours gets into the hands of important people QUICKLY!