The recent Writer's Strike, which cost a lot of people a lot of money and ended up accomplishing very little, is so in everyone's minds now, that I thought I'd share this little rant (and it is a rant!) from Harlan Ellison, for an upcoming documentary called Dreams with Sharp Teeth. (It's not a reaction to the strike, by the way, but rather having an interview with him on a DVD of Babylon Five.
And he wants to be paid for giving this interview. And I'm like... no. If you write a script for something, you should be paid, but what is an interview except you answering questions? Sure - high up politicians expect a gazillion dollars for their interviews, but actors and writers...? Who are supposed to be promoting their work anyway?
Still... listen for yourself.