United Artists has made a deal with the WGA.
Hee hee. This is particularly beautiful because UA was formed by silent film superstars Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and DW Griffiths because they were sick of being taken to the cleaners by the studios whom they were making rich. "The lunatics are running the asylum" was the thinking at the time, and as a business plan it did not work. But it's a fine legacy.
I guess Tom Cruise will be producing pictures next year. Anyone else want to have movies this summer?
Meanwhile, the Golden Globes ceremony has been cancelled
because no A-listers will cross the WGA picket line. Way to go, A-listers! Way to go, SAG!
I think the AMPTP may be starting to get the message that the writers are serious. What they'll do with that message is anyone's guess.
Labels: guild, strike