Rushfield: 55 Days to the Abyss
11 BIG QUESTIONS to answer
My Countdown to the Abyss series dives into the looming WGA strike, and what’s at stake as the May 1 deadline draws near. Earlier posts, including 62 Days to the Abyss and 70 Days to the Abyss are available to paid subscribers only. Love to hear your thoughts on the coming showdown. Give me a holler at email@example.com.
The abyss draws ever closer, and yet little seems to change. As the final act approaches, the questions grow ever bigger, but answers remain scarce. This is my third straight week covering the writers’ matters — straining the limits of my micro-attention span. But I'm staying on it today and will continue to give it lots of pixels because there is so much at stake in some diabolically complex issues.
And the more you look at the issues on the line here, the more elusive answers become.
“Great people won’t work for nothing We are trying to get the bean counters to provide MORE BEANS. The budget of shows should rise with inflation, rise with success of the show, rise with the profits of the company. Writers are providing the essential building material for the entire enterprise” - a veteran showrunner
Here's a dive into the biggest question marks hanging over the fate of the industry just 55 days before the clock strikes midnight.