Judd Apatow says studios don’t want to end the writers strike

The fastest-rising power player in Hollywood says studios are ready to endure lengthy disruptions to movies and TV shows to force striking writers to accept a cheaper pay deal.

"It doesn't look good right now," said Judd Apatow, the writer, director and producer who is ranked No. 1 in Entertainment Weekly's new list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.

"I think if you look at what is being offered by the studios, it doesn't look like they want it to end. I mean, it's clear they want this strike to continue."

Apatow, who shot to prominence this year as the force behind comedy movie hits Knocked Up and Superbad, was speaking to journalists at a press junket yesterday for his new film, the rock parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which opens Dec. 21.

(Source: The Toronto Star)

Film Business, Hollywood

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