Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Thaw in the Hollywood Writers' Strike -- Maybe Just in Time ...

Now that the Directors Guild of America quickly finalized a long-term deal with the Hollywood studios, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) is under mounting pressure to return to the negotiating table and likewise finalize a deal. The long-standing Hollywood writers' strike, of course, has caused chaos in the entertainment business -- and a critical issue concerns Internet distribution of movies, television and more.

The WGA has just made some key concessions and will return to the negotiating table today.

It is, after all, Hollywood's award season and the Golden Globes already were gutted this year as a result of the strike (and the Grammys and, most importantly, the Oscars are soon upon us).

Digital media eyes are watching due to the issues involved ... and, of course, we don't want to miss Hollywood's biggest night! (although, can anyone explain everyone's fascination with the Coen brothers' movie "No Country for Old Men"? I simply don't get it ... and I like the Coen brothers! Their father taught me economics, after all, at the University of Minnesota many moons ago.)