Thursday, February 7, 2008

WGA Strike Over?

By now, you all know the WGA strike could be over as soon as Monday (yay!) so what will that mean for us television freaks? Will LOST go right back into production? How about Heroes or Journeyman or The Office?

Honestly, I have no idea. For many shows, tho, it's unlikely. Production takes a long time to get going and besides, it's now been over three months so a lot of those people, except the actors, could be onto other projects. And this is pilot season, a time of year when the networks are typically involved in developing new shows for next fall, so they're not exactly thinking about the old shows. We may have to wait until the fall for the return of our faves.

The most immediate effect of the strike ending will be the resumption of Oscar activities. All those people involved in the Academy Awards will breathe a huge sigh of relief that they can go back to one of the biggest money-makers of the year. Movie scripts, which had been put on hold, will go back on the market and writers will return to working on projects that were in production or development when the strike began.

But there will be fallout. Not everything will return. Not every movie project will continue. Not every studio deal will be honored. Hopefully the cream will rise to the top.

Your Hollywood connection,