A Piece of the Action
Everyone had some the last time the business made sense, says Rob Long
This week, Rob likens negotiations in the dual strike to post-production on a TV series, i.e., incremental movements of bits and pieces in the quest for perfection, even when, as in this case, the story stopped making sense a long time ago. Somehow, this leads to a chat about “breakage” — the deal term for when opposing parties, say a network and studio, used to regularly agree to chip in to pay talent over budget. Downside? More costs. Upside? Everyone shared in success.