Writer Joss Whedon posted on UnitedHollywood an impassioned and powerful comment about the WGA’s back-door dealings with studio heads. He insists that this is not an “endgame” and that suggesting that a resolution is imminent is unacceptable, as the damage that’s been done to the writers and the medium itself is permanent.
“We need, now as much as ever, to act as if the strike is NEVER going to end. We need the rage that sends us out onto the picket lines, the passion that makes us look for alternate methods of financing and developing content, and the unity that reminds us how much the studios have taken from the community already by forcing this strike.”
[The word “endgame” has since been removed from the post Whedon comments on, due to very connotation that Whedon contests]
It’s a great post, and a perfect example of the emotion writers and fans should be exhibiting if ever a respectable resolution is to be found. One where writers don’t get screwed, which is an uphill battle: the writers-get-screwed precedent has been set and upheld for decades.