Friday, February 20, 2009


I have just learned that the Directors Guild has reached a tentative agreement with the Producers Association. In view of this, someone must raise the question, and it may as well be me:

Why was the leadership of the DGA able to accomplish in six days what the leadership of the WGA could not accomplish in seven months?

We have been on strike for three months, tens of thousands of people have been out of work, dozens of writers and producers have lost their deals, many small businesses have gone bankrupt. Yet in six days of negotiations, the directors have made a new contract agreement on most of the same lines as we have been pursuing since July. Someone has much to answer for.