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WGA Strike: Hypocrisy in Streaming Digital Video

The strike is all about new media, DVD and internet royalties. On one side we have the writers, who are asking for additional pennies on the dollar for the advertisement gains that studios are making thanks to shows being hosted on the web for millions of viewers. Studios have in the past looked at the internet as a vast realm of opportunity, where the possibilities (and the bankroll) are endless. But now, in the wake of the Writers Guild of America going on strike, they are doing everything the can to downplay how much money is made from the internet. All so they don’t have to pay royalties to feed the families of the writers.

It’s called hypocrisy. And it can be painstakingly viewed in the following video, “The Heartbreaking Voices of Uncertainty” (via United Hollywood). It’s got all of Hollywood talking — for good reason.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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