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WGA Strike: A Disambiguation

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The holidays are over and many of us have to resolve ourselves to getting back to work and responsibilities. Everyone except the writers, anyone who works in the production of tv and film and of course, the AMPTP. Except they are at work. It was just before Christmas that Nikki Finke reported that the moguls (which is who the AMPTP are. The name is misleading – there are few, if any, actual producers involved) decided that their strategy would be to punish the writers for standing up to them – even if it meant scrapping the rest of the tv season and next fall’s pilot season, not to mention the up fronts, where they sell advertising.

Though our coverage at LAist has been pro-writer, not all of us believe that the writers are right. Certainly not all of the commenters do. So I thought I would address a couple of these issues and look at some of the AMPTP’s behavior. I don’t really think I’m going to change anyone’s mind, but I know that the issues are cloudy, and I know that not everyone follows this stuff as closely as I do.