Aftermath of the Writer’s Strike

So you’ve probably heard by now that the writer’s strike is over. Variety has some interesting articles on the subject:

  • History and results of the strike. Long term could be better for writers, but it depends a lot on “new media” like streaming TV shows. Short term they’ll lose money, esp. writer/producers who will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, a lot of deals were broken, studios invested more heavily in reality, etc. So it’s hard to say how much better off they are long term.
  • Impact on TV. For the most part, we won’t start seeing new episodes of suspended shows like The Office until late March. They might try to extend the season into June, but a lot is up in the air. Most likely we’ll just get gypped several episodes.