The Writer’s strike is biting deep on both sides now.
Although the figures vary depending on the source, it seems the “Hollywood economy” has reportedly lost over $2 billion dollars already & yet the cost to agree to the totally justifiable claims for new technology & animation residuals etc is allegedly between $150 million to $250million over the next 3 years.
It’s been published that United Artists has become the first major studio to sign an independent agreement.
And now there’s Strike TV, via the internet, an innovative and paying gig, funded by adverts, and sanctioned by the unions. Strike TV wants to enable all film people to support themselves despite the strike.
Top Blogger & BBC Writersroom ace Piers has full details and links on his blog. Including the info on how and where to send in your proposals for commissions. Which you will own, apparently, to sell on, adapt, whatever.
http://www.thewriterstale.com/scr.html Six scripts from the great Sir Russell T. Davies, OBE, including "Midnight" a true Master class (pardon the pun) in tight, gripping writing. Pure Class. Top education. Read them!
Plot, Characters, all 3 acts in half a minute...Jennifer Shiman hilariously re-imagines two hour movies in just thirty seconds, and still retains the major plot points! Pitching masterclass for when that Exec says " You've got half of minute of my time."