Patrick Verrone, president of the Writers Guild
West said: “Our basic mantra is if you get
paid we get paid and if you don’t we don’t
either.” The ones most likely to be directly
affected are the TV viewers across the US as it’s
the sitcoms and soaps that require real-time updating
of scripts though movie projects are also likely
to be delayed. This would be the first time in
20 years after the five-month long strike in 1988.
Negotiations are still on with studio bosses trying
hard to strike a deal before the November 5th,
12.01 AM deadline. When it comes to screenwriters,
guess it’s the same situation everywhere.