WRITERS GUILD STRIKE — A VIEW FROM MALIBU

E. Barry Haldeman, one of my colleagues in the JMBM Entertainment Group, wrote an interesting op-ed piece for the Malibu Times on the WGA strike. You can read his piece here. As Barry writes, the principal issue preventing a deal with the writers seems to be how to handle, and divide revenues from, new media such as cell phones and the internet. Not surprisingly, each side is wary of giving much ground because of the potential ramifications as these new media become more popular. Time will only tell if the parties will compromise on their positions.