If Hollywood thought that splitting revenues with writers and then a strike were problems, then it has the real shock coming. This LA Times piece
reports on how television and movie writers are beginning to turn into entrepreneurs, pretty much cutting the studios out of the major business. Movie stars apparently take lower pay if there are actually good
parts, versus what most studio machined movies have, and writers get to pocket a lot more money. Maybe the studios can go on strike, trying to get a cut of the Internet revenues ... oh, wait, that's right, they can't actually hold up anything.
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