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Eisner Calls Strike "Stupid"

Last week, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that former Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner, speaking at the Dow Jones/Nielsen Media and Money conference in a Q&A with Neil Cavuto (senior vp and managing editor of Fox Business News), dismissed the Hollywood writers strike and said:

For a writer to give up today's money for a nonexistent piece of the future -- they should do it in three years, shouldn't be doing it now -- they are misguided, they should not have gone on the strike. I've seen stupid strikes, I've seen less stupid strikes, and this strike is just a stupid strike.

Eisner said that the problem is that the Writer's Guild is lobbying for a bigger cut of the profits from digital distribution -- and according to the former Disney chief, those profits simply aren't there.

Check out The Hollywood Reporter's Strike Zone for ongoing strike coverage.

-- Daniel Lehman

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