Monday, June 23, 2008

Strike Out

I'm seeing more articles indicating that an actors' strike is looming, and that it might have as devastating an effect on network television as last year's writers' strike did. I'm even more pessimistic; if there's an actors' strike as widespread and long-lasting as last year's writers' strike, I think it might initiate a major network move away from scripted shows towards even more reality television. The networks haven't moved back into the profit range after the losses from last year's strike; a second strike of that significance might earn actors more money, but it could be a pyrrhic victory if they also destroy their opportunities to earn a living.

I'm glad I'm not a network executive right now...

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