Re: Writers Strike - Is it going to have an effect on TV sho I actually asked a similar question over in the NY forum, but no one had an answer. I'm hoping someone here can fill me in. Since DVDs on the shelves feature shows/eps that were completed under the '88 contract, wouldn't the writers/actors/directors/producers/whoever else receive the residuals agreed upon under that '88 contract? I would think the new contract, when hammered out and ratified, wouldn't be applied retroactively. If the WGA could make that happen I'd be amazed.