If the writers are so bad, why don't they just hire new writers who are not part of guild?

5 Answers

  • Amy B
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Anyone who writes for a scripted show is automatically a part of the union. That's the way the contract is set up.

    And like others said - this isn't about the quality of the writers. All Hollywood writers (movies and TV) are on strike right now - which includes some extremely talented people.

    If the AMPTP tried to break the union by hiring a bunch of non-union people, then Hollywood would be in serious trouble. The Screen Actors Guild has been very close to the Writers Guild (i.e., refusing to cross picket lines, etc), and they wouldn't work with non-union replacements, and it would also guarantee that they would strike when their contract is up in June.

  • 1 decade ago

    the strike isnt because they are bad! its because they are not being compensated for there work the way they believe they should. I'm sure some writers are being hired that are not apart of the guild. most decent writers are apart of the guild though!

  • Rose D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The writers aren't bad. And anyone who crossed the picket line would be a scab, with no future in the industry. So, kinda by definition, anyone they hired as a scab would have to be pretty awful, since no decent writer (or person) would be a scab.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i remember in the 90's when the writers had a strike.

    tv sucked. movies sucked.

    dejavu over again.

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  • 1 decade ago

    that is too simple...good thought though

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