Asked a veep at one of our fine, entertainment conglomerates today what issues are coming up at contract talks between studios and the unions, he said:
"All kinds of things. Writers have their issues. The DGA is usually business oriented and has a stable organization and sits down and negotiates manager issues, since many of them are managers. The studios have issues like splintering markets and how do they make a profit ..."
Cousins to the morphing and splintering jobs that people in animation, visual effects and game industries deal with today. You better have fifteen skill-sets in your tool box. Because today you work on a commercial. Tomorrow you work on a feature. And two months from now you'll develop an app that will give you a cash flow (maybe) and a stake in the age of mobile devices (hopefully).
One year from now you will be packing up and moving to a different city, going where the jobs with their government