HOLLYWOOD'S WORST SCENARIO IS A REALITY SHOW
Negotiations over a new contract for Hollywood film and TV writers adjourned without resolution late Wednesday. A key point of contention in the current negotiation is how writers will be compensated for digital distribution of their work via the Internet, cellphones and other means.
What does it mean for your remote !? Don't worry (yet!) you won't see the effects right away, because this season is already in the can. But if the strike continue next fall you're going to see a lineup of "Big Brother" clones and all sorts of new reality-type shows. Programming, in other words, that doesn't require writers (just stupid people) Anything is possible from "The Life of Paris Hilton dogs ... to "How people are going to lose their jobs, homes and savings over the strike" (Hey! that's an idea!!!) Yes people if you have always dreamt of being famous without knowing the meaning and consequences, this may be the chance of a lifetime to ruin you life with a reality show !!!!
The movie industry is much more concerned about an actors' strike, which could happen if a contract doesnt come through by June 30 next year. You can shoot movies that have already been written without writers (and believe me Hollywood's writers have been busy busy lately) but you can't shoot movies without actors!!!
The last strike in 1988 lasted 5 months and broke many ... economsits predict this one will be even more painful !!! "It would affect everyone: the people who mow your lawn, those who serve you at restaurants, hotels, florists, and even dog groomers, It's not just the wealthy that are going to get hurt."