Writers Strike Questions: The Netflix Precedent & the ‘Munich’ Strategy

There’s a lot of info and misinfo swirling around town one week into the strike.
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The first week of what will likely be a months-long Hollywood writers’ strike has ended with tons of unanswered questions. Should TV showrunners be forced to perform producing duties while on strike as writers? Does Netflix stretch credibility when it says there’s no precedent for sharing in the success of its shows? Should WGA members trust what they read in the trades? And how does this all end? 

With so much info and misinfo swirling around town, I thought it would be helpful for Puck labor expert Jonathan Handel and I to answer some questions from readers and sources…