Monday, October 29, 2007
Or is it?
I've been trying to figure it out. Talking with friends in the Writer's Guild, reading posts on mailing lists I belong to. We'll know in a few days how this will all shake down.
What I do know is that if one guild goes, so too will the others. And this might eventually put the IATSE membership in the position of joining in a work stoppage.
And selfishly speaking, that is not a good thing. We need the work. We all have our bills to pay.
If you want to study this further; here's a few links that you might find helpful (thanks to Stephen Marinaccio for posting this to the LAProducer Yahoo group).
Here's where you can go to read more about what the WGA is asking for:
Here's where you can go to learn more about the AMPTP:
Here's the AMPTP package offered to the WGA (pdf link)
Here are some FAQ's from the AMPTP regarding the strike:
Compare the AMPTP to a PGA member, with the following site:
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