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Collateral Damage: Indies Suffer Strike Consequences, too

ReelPolitik By Anthony Kaufman | ReelPolitik November 14, 2007 at 12:55AM

Collateral Damage: Indies Suffer Strike Consequences, too
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The WGA strikes may be targeted at hurting the studios, but as everyone knows in the business, lots of folks are hurting, from craft service people to gaffers to, of course, lots of indie filmmakers, producers and directors. I wrote this Voice article "Collateral Damage: Studio bosses and talent come to blows in L.A. New York's indie film industry gets caught in the crossfire," which really only scratches the surface of the consequences of the strike on everyone from Andrew Bujalski to John Sloss.

As the issue was going to press, I also realized there's a whole level of DGA members who work on television shows in order to finance their indie efforts, from Jamie Babbit (directs Gossip Girl) to Jim McKay (directs Law and Order). It's a tricky situation because most indie folks are ideologically pro-union and just about everyone I spoke with believes the writers are in the right, but then again, they need to survive. Many also question the strategy of the strike (way too soon), but that's a whole other issue. Either way, it looks like a long fight, where there's going to be a lot of rushed, bad movies at the end of it.

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