“Oddly, the same executives who speak with absolute authority about the horrifying injustice of paying residuals [to writers] seem to turn into bewildered children, lost in a fogbound forest and helpless to see even two feet ahead, when they confront the other big issue: income from streaming video, new media, and the Internet.
“Writers, like everybody else with a brain and a computer, have figured out that this is where a large chunk of the future of movie and TV revenue resides, and they want a piece of it. To which the producers have essentially responded: ‘What’s this newfangled interweb you’re talking about? We don’t know how it works! Are you sure there’s a way we can make money from it? What a silly thing to even talk about! What next, flying cars?'” — from Mark Harris‘s latest Entertainment Weekly column, called “Why The Striking Writers Are Right.”