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I wonder how happy everyone will be with the new contract in the light of a 50% cutback in production. There's the fact that the studios have notified nearly all of the writers who had big deals with them that the deals are not going to be extended 148 days, and are likely not to be renewed, in the face of the "economics" of streaming (George H.W. Bush's term "voodoo economics" comes to mind), which will, as they say, "have a major effect."

I'll be very happy to be proven wrong, but I remember how the "win" in 1988 was lost within six months when they changed the rules of the game to use things not even thought of, let alone negotiated,(The Screenwriter's Spec Script Sweepstakes being most obvious) during the strike, changes that negated the whole deal and led to the way things are today.

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