I’ve been a fan of writers for a long time in every medium. It just makes sense that they should be paid for their work, from comics to musics to books to movies. And it’s movies and TV payments that have not kept up with technology, as a DVD that sells for $20 pays the writer just $.04. And all they’re asking for is 4 more cents, and to be paid something when their work is used online. Not unreasonable, and if you want more, check this out:
Not hard to guess which way I’d go, since I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Jane Espenson, Judd Apatow, Stephen Colbert, Eddie Izzard and Mark Evanier (who has much more information about why a strike is necessary). I’ll miss TV if there’s nothing new, but I won’t lack for things to do – all those guys can still write books and comics, and I’ve got plenty of DVDs I haven’t watched.
Funniest related news: production has shut down on the NBC sitcom, The Office. It seems Steve Carell has been calling in sick with what he claims is a case of “enlarged balls.”