Striking Writers Want To Launch Own Online Vid Company, Seeking $30 million

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Out of work and newly wise to the state of content being distributed online, a group of professional writers is looking to start their own production and distribution company. Aaron Mendelsohn, writer of the Disney film Air Bud and an active WGA member, is captaining the efforts, and says he has gotten a group of “A-list” film and TV writers on the team. Continue Reading @ NewTeeVee

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Paul

Hollywood’s writers don’t seem to contribute much to the quality of our TV or movie entertainment. It might not be their fault, but the fact remains that one’s compensation depends, at least in the long run, on the profitability of the projects he is involved in, how much that success depends on his contribution, how many other people there are who could do as good a job and what they would charge for doing it.

There are thousands of people out there who would do a better job writing scripts, and for lots less than the current crop in Hollywood. Given this, the best thing that could happen for us and Hollywood is a dissolution of the writer’s union and a new bunch of people taking their seats.

Laura Garnick

Interesting! Talented writers should always be able to create what they are most passionate about.

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