Joss Whedon. Believe it or not, there may be Americans who don’t have any idea who this man is. When the man calls for support for any cause, however, he has many friends, who are ready, and more than willing to help.
Supernatural, and erstwhile Angel and Firefly, producer/writer, Ben Edlund, was one of Joss’ friends who came to stand up for the WGA writers’ strike, recently. Mr. Edlund and many others spoke to iF Magazine’s T.K. Dehn, that day, about the strike, and about the important issues at stake for television, movies, and all new media.
From the article, Joss Whedon’s friends had this to say about the current state of entertainment:
- Eliza Dushku: “I’m concerned about them as I would be any friend of mine, so I’ve been concerned when they’ve in situations where they aren’t being protected.”
- Supernatural’s Ben Edlund:
- Broadcast television is not the technology of the future.
- We’re in a gold rush period with all the new technologies.
- A corporation are “consensus creature that has no interest in human life.”
” BEN EDLUND (writer/producer on ANGEL and FIREFLY, now on SUPERNATURAL): We’re at a point now where the paradigm for media is shifting. We’re going to a new media template – downloads, streaming – I don’t really understand the technology, but what I understand is this, that broadcast television isn’t going to be the medium of the future, it’s just not the way it’s going to work. People will still go to movies, but it won’t be necessary in the way that it was.”
Read the article and find out what Ben Edlund and the others had to say.