Vintage: Studio Economy Pact

Posted in Vintage at 1:54 pm by Sam

The WGA is on the verge of striking. As with the last WGA strike in 1988, it changed the face of television overnight. The reality show genre blossomed, and audiences fled the networks for cable channels in droves. You think there are lots of reality shows now? Feature films are less likely to impacted, although films that might otherwise go direct to DVD might get a shot in theaters.

Behind the mask of arts and entertainment Hollywood puts forth as its product, it’s one of the messiest political maelstroms you can imagine. In short, there’s a lot of money floating around, and everybody wants a piece of it.

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