The Strike Heard ‘Round the World

It’s déjà vu all over again. In March 1988, Hollywood writers went on strike, and stayed on the picket line until August of that year. The issue then was pretty much the same issue as it is now in 2007, though dressed up in high-tech clothes. In ’88 it was syndication residuals; now, it’s residuals for digital formats like DVDs and the internet. But it comes down to the same thing: money.

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Sean Cronin