Date: 30th January 2001
British film producers are speculating that they may be able to benefit from any work stoppage in Hollywood due to a writers' or actors' strike. One unnamed producer told Britain's Guardian newspaper: "Let's face it, with the studios rushing to get films finished before the summer strike deadlines, there's likely to be some terrible shit around in cinemas come the fall. It's a perfect opportunity for a couple of decent British films to make a breakthrough." Meanwhile a spokeswoman for the British Writers Guild has told the newspaper that it will support any action taken by its counterpart in America. "We are urging writers not to take on work from American production companies if striking US writers refuse to do it," she said.
Source: Studio Briefing