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November 9, 2007
The Hollywood Writer's Strike, in Under Four Minutes
United Hollywood, the unofficial blog site of the writer's strike, has put out a video explaining residuals and how low they are. It's very direct and folksy.
Frankly I had no idea that the writers are only get 4 cents on a USD 20 DVD sale. I do know that the Cartel wants to give the writers nothing for Internet (re)transmissions. No great shock there.
The blog is interesting if you care about the minutae of the strike. They've got picket line videos (giant blow-up rat anyone?), good quotes and reader responses, and content that generally gives you a view into the human beings who are out on the picket lines. Whether or not you agree with the strike, I think it's worth understanding their position.
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