Will writers choose to do an end run around the producers they are on strike against and create programming for the Internet? Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick have done just that with their Quarterlife webisodic series, which has, ironically, now been licensed by NBC for primetime telecast in the spring. If this migration to the Net is to succeed, better get on board for Net Neutrality. Or the writers will face the very same distribution bottleneck on the Internet that they do today with the AMPTP controlling television.
14 December, 2007
A group called Center for Creative Voices in Media just posted a blog entry entitled "Will WGA Strike Send Writers to Web?" Here's a snippet: