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Hey tubers, just in case you're still wondering what the hell is going on with this strike, we've got two videos below that lay out the issues at hand from the perspective of the writers.

The first was created by the Writers Guild of America, and the second was produced by the writers of The Office. (Speaking of which, according to, "Steve Carell informed NBC he is unable to report to work because he is suffering from 'enlarged balls.' ” Ha!)

Press play below for good explanations, albeit in very different styles, of why residuals, streaming, downloads and DVDs have become such hot-button issues for the Industry. 

We currently don't have a video from the AMPTP, but we're working on a story that presents their side of things. (Got a studio-side vid? Email us at

—Additional reporting by Jennifer Godwin

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