The strike appears to be over.
I should take this time to mention that even if the WGA members vote to end the strike and they start working again tomorrow, it will still be around a month before the rest of us are back to work – despite what the mayor of LA says (he made some comment that this needed to get resolved and then everyone would be back to work in a week. I wish, and so does everyone else, I’ll wager).
It takes time to get a production up and running – the script has to be written, then approved by whatever monkey happens to have the ‘ok’ stamp that day, then the script has to get ‘broken down’ (where they figure out exactly how much everything in the script is going to cost), budgeted, storyboarded, etc…
Then, we get to start rigging (maybe, if our shows are coming back at all).
Then, we work like hell and hope that SAG don’t go on strike and shut us down again in June, which is when their contract expires.
My big project today is to go see the doctor about the nasty dry rasping cough I’ve had for almost three weeks. I was lucky to get an appointment – since no one’s working, everyone’s got time to go see the doctor.