Sunday, June 25, 2023

Editor of the LA Review of Books talks about his mom scabbing during the 1981 Writer's Guild strike

Thread starts here. The punchline:

BTW, the hot issue in 1981 was compensation "in the key area of original programming made for pay television, video cassettes and video disks":

''There will inevitably be a shift from free television to pay television,'' Melville Shavelson, president of the Writers' Guild, said today. ''Today's settlement will accelerate the shift. In addition, the producers told us that, within five years, 50 percent of the movie theaters will be closed.''