Finding an end to strike is in everyone’s best interest

first_imgNEITHER the Writers Guild of America nor Hollywood’s big studios have anything to gain from a protracted writers strike. Los Angeles doesn’t, either. That’s why both sides should – and, for the sake of the community they call home, must – come to a fair resolution quickly. At issue in the ongoing strike is royalties from Internet streams and downloads of Hollywood material. Clearly, online revenues are going to make up an increasing share of what the industry brings in, while broadcast TV will make up an even smaller one. It only stands to reason that the creators of the content should get some portion of the online take. Given how little money is being made now in these new platforms and how much money stands to be made over time, they ought to be able to agree on sharing profits when, and if, they come. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre And given how many small businesses, local governments and families will suffer if Los Angeles’ biggest and most important industry remains out of commission, we can only hope that all involved will come to their senses sooner rather than later. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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