Friday, October 12, 2007

TV, Film Writers May Strike Over DVD, Internet Streaming Pay

Contentious talks between writers and producers, over how to split revenues from DVD sales and Internet-based distribution of films and television shows, may result in a writers' strike, reported.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is asking the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for a doubling of writers' cut of DVD revenues, as well as a share of revenue from programming streamed online.

Producers counter that Internet streaming is just a promotional tool, for which writers need not be compensated, and called the DVD pay proposal "untenable."

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