Need a good Writer?
“Talent For Hire”
Is this a sign that the writers are breaking ranks and crossing picket lines? I don’t buy it. More likely, this is a bogus ad placed by a studio, producer, or even the AMPTP itself. Why? Well, an ad like this costs at least $15,000, a fairly large sum for a writer desperate for work. But more significant, an ad like this would be pointless. Surely even a moderately intelligent would-be scab writer would know that all the ad would generate is a bunch of hate mail. And who would be stupid enough to create an electronic paper trail that could result in them getting barred from WGA membership in the future?
Looks to me like the studios and producers are getting desperate.