Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

OK, so maybe the Nixon allusion is a bit of a stretch, but the 14-week strike by members of the Writers Guild of America left U.S. television and film production hanging in the balance and disrupted the lives of not only thousands of people directly put out of work for three months by the labor strife but also thousands of others who had the misfortune of working for an ancillary business with ties to the major entertainment companies.

The AMPTP companies and the writers reached terms to end the strike over the weekend, so even though tonight's bi-coastal vote of the guild membership was essentially a formality, it was still a huge relief to see the news reports that the WGA voted overwhelmingly to make it official and that writers would finally be returning to work immediately.

Thank goodness.

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