Behind-the-lens vet has been here before

A 27-year industry veteran from Simi Valley, Mosier said he and his wife started scaling back their spending months ago in anticipation of a strike. "We cut back on the extras, like small vacations and remodeling around the house," he said.

Mosier and his wife were newlyweds when they weathered the Writers Guild strike of 1988.

Strike preparation is in Mosier's blood. "My father was in the Directors Guild and he taught me to save money in case something like this happens," said Mosier, 52. He recalled helping his dad nail together picket signs in the living room in the 1960s when there was a threat of a strike.

"It's the constant talk on sets and people are scrambling to take jobs right now," said Mosier, who has worked on movies including "Seabiscuit," "Pearl Harbor" and the upcoming "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."

"No matter which craft you're in, everybody is concerned," he said. "There are so many people who live paycheck to paycheck."


Claudia Eller

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