The writer is also a screenwriter, but the strike will not affect the book.
Writer George Martin commented on the Writers Guild of America strike that started in early May. Martin began his career as a screenwriter, at one time he himself participated in several such strikes.
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In his blog, the writer expresses confidence that the current strike may be longer than the previous ones. According to Martin, he has never seen the Writers Guild so united.
How long will the strike last? No one knows. But I wouldn’t bet [на то, что она закончится быстро]. I have seen several such strikes since I started writing for film and TV in 1986.
The 1988 strike I participated in lasted 22 weeks and was the longest strike in Hollywood history. The last strike, which took place in 2007-2008, lasted 100 days. The current one may take longer. It seems to me that more important issues are now being raised, I have never seen the Guild so united.
As the writer notes, screenwriters’ strikes tend to last longer than in other industries. This is logical: if port loaders are on strike, then the port can be closed, but according to the script already written, something can still be removed, just without editing.
According to Martin, the strike will not affect the second season of “House of the Dragon”: all the scripts were ready and polished a few months ago.
The Winds of Winter, the sequel to A Song of Ice and Fire, will also not be affected by the strike: after all, the Writers Guild is on strike, not the Writers Guild, so Martin can continue to work on the book.
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