Carlton Cuse Returns to "LOST"
"There's been a real difference of opinion" about whether writers should act as producers during the strike, says Carlton Cuse of "LOST." "I'm in the moderate camp. I strongly believe that each showrunner should make a decision based on his own conscience and circumstance." And he certainly made one. Carlton Cuse. I love you.
Divisions have begun to emerge among the elite group of television writers called "the showrunners," who also serve as producers responsible for running their TV shows. Since the writers' strike began, they have generally refused to participate in shooting and editing of episodes.
As production studios began sending breach-of-contract letters to their producers, a number of showrunners have become very anxious about the fate of their series as well as their non-writing staff facing massive lay-offs.
According to Wall Street Journal, Cuse is planning on doing post-production work on 8 episodes that have already been shot as he believes "we would hurt our franchise if we didn't do it ourselves."
My utter disdain for strikes and unions aside, I would be really happy if Mr. Cuse secretly penned the remaining 8 scripts of the season, so the cast and crew could get back to their jobs as soon as possible.