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Those striking writers can’t just picket and smoke cigarettes all day. They do need to make some burrito money. Enter Boston (via WSJ):

Spark Capital Partners LLC, a Boston venture-capital firm with investments that include online entertainment, is heading to Los Angeles this week to meet with a handful of disgruntled writers. “I don’t know if it’s an opportunity or a defense mechanism, but they want to talk with me about content that doesn’t go through the studio system,” says Todd Dagres, a partner at Spark. He declined to name the writers but said several were “showrunners” — top writers with producing duties — on two of the top five network shows. One adjustment for screenwriters: The budgets for such online work are typically in the tens of thousands of dollars, rather than the millions.

Man, this is the thanks they get?

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