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Webisodes of 'Lost': Model Deal for Writers?

What You Should Have Read, Nov. 20, 2007

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Webisodes of 'Lost': Model Deal for Writers?
The New York Times reports on ABC Studios' decision to air weekly installments of "Lost: Missing Pieces" at ABC.com. The two- to three-minute shorts show back-story details for the "Lost" characters stranded on the mysterious island after a plane crash. And here's the part that's interesting in light of the current writers strike: the webisodes were produced under an agreement with the writers' union that provides for much of what the writers say the studios have been refusing to offer. The writers, actors and others involved in the production were paid specifically for their work on the web episodes and will earn residual income, just as they do for the broadcast show.
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