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Thursday, 8 November 2007

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Studios ask more reality shows be run, instead of signatory reruns to reduce residual payments to WGA strikers

Hollywood, California - In a retaliatory measure and reversal of fortune, producers plan to pressure networks and cable companies to run only reality TV shows and not reruns, which continue to payout the much relied upon residuals to WGA writers out on strike. The cut in residual revenues generated from signatory reruns is what the writer's strike is all about, say writers. Many of who have been awe stricken by the use of irony from producers.

"Who knew they had it in them," said a striking writer. "I thought only writers possessed such innate sense of irony. Now, I really am worried about losing my job."

Striking writers fear that if the studios are able to take such ironic action that they may be able to out last them, writing their own shows instead of having to rely on WGA members for their scripts.

"It's more than ironic, it's foreshadowing!" cautioned another writer.

"What's next?" said a WGA spokesperson. "They already have a firm grip on suspense by stone walling us on contract negotiations. Now irony? If this level of originality and creativity keeps up, they'll qualify to join our union."

"That's all fine with me," said a writer who asked not to be identified. "Because then they will know first-hand what it's like to live the uncertain life of a writer."

Having to wake up every morning, or afternoon, and face the day, or early evening, or Tequila sunrise the next day or the day after that, not knowing if you will be able to come up with the newest greatest idea. And, oh, so thankful that you did, at least think you did until everybody throws in their two-cents worth and screws it all up, said the unidentified writer.

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