"At least seven groups of striking WGA members are shopping internet-based ventures along the lines of Will Farrell’s FunnyOrDie.com, reports Los Angeles Times. The business models, however, have yet to be worked out. Some see these ventures as a breeding ground for content that could then be licensed to TV, a la Quarterlife. Others see them as self-sustaining online-only plays, possibly tying into social networking sites for distribution."
The parting shot of the article is:
"Once the strike is resolved, some writers undoubtedly will opt for the relative security of the studio system, but as the article makes clear, a growing number are now committed to going into business for themselves."
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