Rushfield: Strike's Grand Finale is Nigh
Handicapping our limp to the (hopeful) end, in today's Jamboree
This is the occasional Jamboree edition of my column, in which I briefly touch on various issues that have popped up in the industry.
Buckle Up for a Bumpy Landing
We've entered a strange twilight moment for the shutdown, a moment when the rhetoric is merely simmering rather than on a constant boil, and the truth about what's happening may have little or no relation to what we're seeing.
Yesterday, sometimes Ankler contributor, the all-seeing Ken Ziffren, told an audience that the latest meeting had not "moved the ball forward" and, more alarmingly for those who want to see a quick end here, implied that the two sides were talking over each other rather than working towards a solution.
Ziffren would know, and God knows neither of the parties here is at any loss for words to air their grievances. One can have pity for the fly on the wall and the potted plant in the corner for the hot air they'll have to endure.
Nonetheless! Something really changed in the last few weeks with the studios…