The following is from "Eureka" showrunner Charlie Craig's blog "My Second Strike".
I’m sticking by my prediction of us going back to work sometime the week after next, but I caution that is based on optimism, a trait I have little experience with.
One thing’s for sure: in the scenario I just laid out, the shit’s going to hit the fan faster than anyone realizes. The whole hyphenate thing is going to come back. Take me and my show as an example: I obviously won’t open the writers room until a vote’s been taken and the results reported and the strike officially called off… but what about producing duties? If the Guild in the process of calling for a vote and everyone is filled with (again that word) optimism, you know damn well I’m going to start getting calls from Vancouver Production for estimates of when we might be able to go to camera, when they might get scripts, etc. And think about people in the Pilot whirlpool: they’re probably ALREADY back at work, “producing” not writing.
The flood gates will ease open, I guess that’s what I’m saying. There won’t be an immediate flood, just a rising of the waters. In the end, of course, people will still drown.
Unless this is all bullshit and the “deal” falls apart.
Then the actors go on strike. And I sell my house a few years earlier than I had originally planned.
In the spirit of Charlie's boundless optimism, again we strongly advise everyone: take a breath. THE DEAL'S NOT DONE. Things are still being hammered out, contract language is still being drafted.
The best deal comes from staying strong -- and staying out -- in this very crucial time.