Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Depressing Article

From Variety -
Recession shrinks writer's room: Tough economic times take toll on scribe staffs

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1 comment:

Dan Williams said...

Yes, it's a little depressing at first glance because SOME jobs are being lost, but there are far, far more working writers now than back in, say, 1994. Back then, TV started to explode, and there was talk of a 500-channel TV universe! And so far, it's really worked out.

But, of course, all growth phases end sometime. And then it's natural for there to be some pull back. This occurs in every industry, and in the economy every 5 to 7 years or so. And it lasts for about 12 to 24 months before a new growth cycle begins again. But 80 to 90 percent of the jobs created in the last growth cycle remain, which is huge.

As for writers, all it takes is one good book to get a foot in the door, and the cheques rolling in.