ON STRIKE

It looks like writers and producers don't get along in Tinseltown like they used to.

Yahoo! News (via AP) points out that WGA board members voted unanimously Friday to begin the strike at 12:01 AM On Monday, unless studios can offer the writers a better cut of the profits from DVD sales and content offered over the internet.

"The studios made it clear that they would rather shut down this town than reach a fair and reasonable deal," Patric Verrone, president of the western chapter of the guild, said at a news conference.

There is still one last chance to stop a strike as both sides meet with a mediator today in an undisclosed location to try to work this out.

Somehow I picture an abandoned warehouse at the end of a dock in New Jersey in the middle of the night, with a bunch of Cadillacs parked outside... but chances are that this is probably not really the way its going to go down.

So if the last-ditch talk fails, it means we get to watch a lot of re-runs in the coming months. Also expect films to suck pretty bad in the next couple of years (not that most don't already).

This is the first writers strike in over 20 years.

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