TheStarScreamer wrote:Okay, well first of all let's stop the mile-long quoting.
Now, the writers are a bunch of pansies. There are probably more talented and less bitchy writers that could replace them for less money. I say fire all the striking queefs and bring in some new blood.
What many like minded individuals like yourself should consider is that we are not just striking for ourselves. We are striking for new blood, too.
Writing, in the final analysis, is the last truly democratic entry point into this business. We can't all be born looking like Brad Pitt or Julia Roberts, and not everyone is fortunate enough to have the money to go to film school and learn how to use expensive equipment to learn how to direct. BUT ANYBODY CAN HAVE AN IDEA, and when they do, they should be protected from having it cannibalized by studios, which are essentially little banks. Instead of loan officers and tellers, they have executives. And they "loan" the talent money to make their content. All they currently ask in return is a 99.99 percent interest rate on al l future earnings of y our creation.
The WGA is not a secret club which limits members. If you have an idea and someone buys it, you're in. Period. This strike is as much for current members as it is for any aspiring writers. That's probably why we currently have the support of so many within our industry who have been laid off. They too have ideas for shows and movies, and they know that if they are lucky enough to get them made, they will want the very protection we're fighting for.