American film and TV writers have gone on strike – but there’s always a joke in there somewhere…
Union members have been told that picketing is compulsory, and to hand over unfinished work to the union to ensure that that there is no furtive writing.
The strike poses a dilemma for writers who are also producers or creators of their shows.
“I have to figure out how to strike and picket myself,” said Spike Feresten, a former writer/producer on the “Seinfeld” show who now has his own weekly talk show on Fox. “How do you egg yourself? How does that work?”