Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Writers' Guild of America Strike - Breaking News (But Not News About Strike-Breaking)

There's a really good 'beginner's guide' to the WGA strike here - it does a terrific job of explaining the reason why residual payments are very different from the oft-cited comparison with a plumber being paid every time the toilet is flushed…

And it's been announced that The Weinstein Company has reached a deal with the WGA, making them the third production company to do so in recent weeks. If memory serves, these are the folks behind Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's recent work (amongst others), so they're a company with some clout.

No comments: