I don’t have any horses in this current spat between the Writers Guild of America and their members versus the suits in Hollywood. To be honest with you, it all sounds a lot like two rich guys arguing about who will get that nickel they both happened to run across at exactly the same time, at exactly the same spot. But hey, I’m probably wrong, and I’m sure a lot of working writers can tell me why. Anyhoo. Michael Eisner, who used to run Disney, has an opinion on the writers strike, and he thinks it’s “insanity” and “too stupid”. Read on for more of this enlightened opinion from the former chief of Disney.
Speaking Wednesday morning at the Dow Jones/Nielsen Media and Money conference, Eisner said writers had been premature in pressing for digital revenue when the model was still unproven, and should have postponed action for at least three years.
“For a writer to give up today’s money for a nonexistent piece of the future — they should do it in three years, shouldn’t be doing it now — they are misguided they should not have gone on the strike. I’ve seen stupid strikes, I’ve seen less stupid strikes, and this strike is just a stupid strike.””
Gee, Michael, tell us how you really think.