Toby Young Is Not Sympathetic To The WGA Writers Strike


Former Vanity Fair staffing mistake Toby Young certainly lives up to the title of his bestselling book ”How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.” In Saturday’s Guardian the difficult author turned against his television and screenwriter bretheren. From The Guardian:

”What is at issue is the standard contract that most of the 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) sign when they work for a Hollywood studio. The WGA’s argument is that if films or shows go on to make money for the studios when they’re distributed on DVD or via the internet, then the writers are entitled to their share.

”The reason my heart doesn’t bleed for these writers is that I’m resigned to not being paid for the lion’s share of the work I do. I’m not simply talking about the extra fees I should be getting when the articles I write for newspapers and magazines appear on the web, but about work for which I receive absolutely nothing.”

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