Some producers side with writers during Hollywood strike

Hollywood writers and the studios that produce the most popular programs on television began tightening the screws on each other Tuesday, the second day of the first industrywide strike in nearly two decades.

On the writers’ side, some prominent show runners — the writer-producers who fill multiple roles at the helm of television programs — said publicly that they did not intend to perform any of their duties while the writers’ strike continued.

Among the more prominent writers taking such a stand was Shonda Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of two of ABC’s biggest hits, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” who sent an e-mail message to other Writers Guild members saying that she would “choose not to render my services as a producer” during the writers strike.

(Source: New York Times)


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