Saturday, February 9, 2008

Writers' Strike: Series Finale

According to the Associated Press, the Writers' Strike may finally be over. the selfish Heroes fan in me is totally excited, but the communications undergrad is looking at this as an interesting case study in the industry.

Writers Strike Nearing Postscript?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The now 3-month-old Hollywood writers strike could enter its final chapter Saturday when guild members gather in Los Angeles and New York to consider a proposed contract.

If writers respond favorably, the walkout that has devastated the entertainment industry could end as soon as Monday. Writers were wavering between hope and skepticism as they prepared to learn details of the deal for the first time.
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It will certainly be very interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months. That selfish TV-fan part of me is crossing her fingers that her favorite shows won't be cut, but I am more concerned about how this will change film and television production. While there wasn't a revolution, I think the strike marks a turning point in the industry and the development and affect of the internet as new media. Thoughts?

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