Tuesday, November 27, 2007

WGA Strike Survey

Variety conducted a poll to determine public opinion about the strike, and more than 2/3rds of the respondents felt the writers are presenting their side better than the producers, and the same number agreed that the writers were being more honest in their discussions of the key issues.

My own little poll was less detailed, but also skewed heavily in favor of the writers.

2 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I ownder how mnay struggling and unpubbed authors would jump the licket line and offer up their talents if given the chance.

Lorelei said...

Interesting speculation, Travis, and interestingly put. There are reasons why outside writers would have a hard time scabbing for a WGA-signatory company, but I won't go into that here. Basically, I side with Craig Mazin:

http://artfulwriter.com/

The support (from most) has been wonderful. The Livejournal community WGA_Supporters has spent two days calling the major entertainment companies to express their support for the writers. That is just the latest of their many campaigns. Thinking about that when you've been standing on a sidewalk holding a picket sign for a few hours makes a big difference.