Come Si Dice "Strike"…?

Italy’s screenwriters, acting in solidarity with their American counterparts, are threatening to strike, according to Variety

"Prompted by their overseas WGA colleagues, Italy’s screenwriters are rattling sabers and threatening strike action over new media residuals," the magazine reports. "TV scribe Andrea Purgatori, who is the screenwriters’ rep within Italian artistic copyright association SIAE is sounding a call to action, lamenting a lack of royalties pertaining to Italian film and TV drama product sold for web and mobile phone use."

Insert your own, aren’t-Italians-on-permanent-work-stoppage-anyway? joke here.