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$35,000 a week for a headwriter? Does anyone find that figure a little exaggerated? If it's true its quite an amount considering wht some of these hacks get away with.

I find it to be far too much for soaps today, but a very believable number.

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I think costs could be cut in such a way TO make the soaps somewhat viable. But no one seems to be getting off of their asses to do anything about it ("no one" refers to the people who actually COULD do something, not the fans and actors who have really rallied).

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I think that the Writers Guild, Actors Guild, and other unions need to agree to lower wages in order for scripted programming, with is diminishing ratings, to be financially viable.

They will always be asked to go lower and lower because most of the networks are going to want to dump scripted programming if they can. Leno was a flop but they will keep trying. Unless unions say "Hey we'll work for free" the networks will still push to get out of scripted work.

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They will always be asked to go lower and lower because most of the networks are going to want to dump scripted programming if they can. Leno was a flop but they will keep trying. Unless unions say "Hey we'll work for free" the networks will still push to get out of scripted work.

I don't think the writers should get $35,000 a week. These wages were negotiated when the scripted programs were getting a 20 to 30 percent ratings share. Now that the scripted programs receive a 5 to 10 ratings share, the wages should be lowered.

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