Roger L. Simon

Hollywood in Trouble: Screw The Writers (Again)

A piece I wrote is up on Pajamas. It begins: Back in moviedom’s glory days, Jack Warner famously called screenwriters
“Schmucks with Underwoods.” Today, they’re mostly “Schmucks with Apples.” But whatever they are, they’re schmucks in the eyes of Hollywood.

I go on from there to put in my two cents on the coming Writers Guild- Producers negotiations and the producer’s threat to end residual payments. Times are changing in the entertainment industry and no one knows what to do.