Things That Make Me Die Inside: Strike Talk

Blacksquare_lAs our Hollywood Insider blog has reported, negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are not going well. With the June 30 deadline approaching, the media coverage will be increasing. Today, for instance, The Hollywood Reporter has a nice, comforting piece titled "Strike would spell big trouble for TV." Not listening! Not listening!

Please don’t let my TV go dark.

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  • Snarf

    Oh no not again. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. Ok so Listen up Hollywood, the viewing public has had enough. Last winter we discovered the joys of playing sports, socializing, reading, takingh classes, and generally NOT watching TV. The more you deny people something the more they realize they can get by without it. Something to keep in mind hmmmm?

  • Megan

    I might die a little inside if they go on strike. There’s only so much reading one can do!

  • Vicky

    They can not let this happen again. No. Just no. I will be so pissed!

  • MD

    Grrr – arggg – NO!!

  • Eric Friedmann

    Excuse me while I get my violin and my crying towel!
    Snarf, Hollywood doesn’t have the brains or the attention span to listen to a wise suggestion like that. But take comfort that you’re not alone in your wisdom.

  • Al Fredo

    I could actually survive quite well if this goes through, with one exception…don’t screw us over on Lost at this point!!!

  • Ep Sato

    People barely came back to tv after the writer’s strike forced us to watch crap (as viewers) and talk about crap (as fans). Even the great Annie B was left to wax poetic about the sort of reality tv shows our favorite writers usually make fun of.
    Why give the ratings an even harsher beating than they took last year? This act demonstrates a lack of forward thinking on all parties here. Especially me. I need to get some DVDs of unwatched shows ASAP before a tv strike is upon us…again.

  • Tom

    While I sympathize with those who are worried about missing their favorite shows, there are many of us who have even more reason to be afraid. I, for one, can’t really afford to miss another several months of work, and most other crew people can’t, either.

  • t3hdow

    Exactly why no one has the foresight to predict the imminent doom of Hollywood’s near future if this actor’s strike goes as planned is beyond me. The writers strike bruised loyal viewers (24 fans like myself really felt the pain with a canceled season instead of a truncated one) and will keep harassing workers who don’t depend on syndicated ratings for revenue. And now, it might happen again? Well it’s never too late to catch up on older shows at this rate…and all the books I’ve been meaning to read.

  • Eric Friedmann

    We’re living in a country plagued by threats of terrorism, a crippling economy, insane gas prices and, oh yeah, U.S. soldiers dying in a president’s private war in Iraq. Somehow I’m just not going to lose any sleep over another writer’s strike. Like many have said, we can catch up on our reading and our DVD collections.

  • Laura M

    I cannot believe how selfish Hollywood is being. Do you know that the WGA Strike cost California 2.3 Billion in revenue, and likely caused the current bankruptcy that plagues the state? Not only that, but hard working crew members like Tom are forced once again to be unemployed. Unbelievable. The fact that AFTRA was able to come to a deal so quickly points out how unreasonable SAG is being (and selfish for wanting to ruin AFTRA’s deal!)
    If the actors strike now, I will definitely not support them.

  • Scott

    Dalton where are you?

  • Stephanie T.

    When writers come up original ideas for dramas amd sitcoms (so that actors don’t waste their time on worthless dribble), then I’ll care. G-D bless Hulu and You Tube.

  • Laura

    The SAG should keep this in mind: Do they really think the viewers will support them in this? The writer’s had a very good point – they weren’t being paid for a lot of their work. But these are actors we’re talking about now, many who are overpaid. They won’t really get anything out of this.

  • cimagato

    As previously pointed out, TV and movies have barely recovered from the writer’s strike. (And their’s was a much more sympathetic cause.) The SAG people have to figure out if it’s really worth it to call a strike.

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