The writer’s strike which turned tv into a barren wasteland since November 5 has finally ended. Members unanimously accepted a deal which would pay them residuals for new media.
In brief remarks to reporters before the meeting, Winship reiterated that the hard-fought contract includes landmark gains for writers in new media, and that the guild achieved its primary goal of establishing a new-media compensation formula that will pay scribes a percentage of revenue generated by exploitation of their work in the digital realm.
“We’re receiving a percentage of the distributor’s gross,” he said, “which is very real money, as opposed to what people refer to as creative or Hollywood accounting.”
However, in the short term, writer’s may be losing more than they gained. Shows that may be canceled due to the strike include:
Women’s Murder Club
Notes from the Underbelly
Friday Night Lights
Life is Wild
On the bright side, I don’t care about any of these and wished they would have disappeared a long time ago.