The AMPTP has added a dollar counter to their site as previewed above detailing how much they estimate the current writers strike is costing writers. They base their estimate using the following scenario:
Pushing all that aside (because it is hardly the point) I am finally proud to announce that a major news outlet has caught up with what I have been saying for the past two months. Take this quote from Patrick Goldstein of the L.A. Times:
If you read the article I posted last night, and I am assuming that since it didn’t have Batman in the title a lot of you didn’t, you will notice that this is exactly what I have been saying all along. I even mentioned it to Jason Reitman when I interviewed him (that interview will arrive some day) and even he had to consider it, even though he still believed the strike would end before the year is up. I think we all know that ain’t happening now.
Goldstein also offers up some alternatives for the WGA that are interesting, I just wonder if any of them would work. Would people tune in regularly to the Internet to get their television? Check out the full article here.