Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Will There Be Another Entertainment Strike in 2008

Hard to believe that SAG has not learned anything from the writers strike earlier this year. The Los Angeles economy lost over $8 billion dollars. The New York economy also lost significant dollars. Lives were disrupted from hard working people that work in the industry but don't belong to any of these unions. AFTRA at least worked toward a resolution and SAG wants to destroy it and destroy their business too.

And while jobs were lost and the business model turned upside down, the networks survived. They found reality shows and other programming to replace the shows that were stopped. And in the latest round of upfronts, despite limited programming from the last strike, are still finding a better than expected ad sale market. They are not suffering.

Striking should not be an option in the negotiations. Find your fair deal.