Studios promise digital golden age, writers demand their share
This new Writers Guild clip explains exactly what the WGA strike is about.
When top studio executives talk to the business media, they brag about the massive profits they expect to make from digital distribution. They fully expect that shows like CSI will one day be available on the network and on the internet, and they have plans to get paid no matter how you watch it. Yet somehow, when it comes time to negotiate with their writers, the executives claim they can't give the writers a fair deal on digital residuals because they have no idea how much digital distribution is going to be worth.