Robbins says, "This is not about millionaire screenwriters, this is about middle-class writers trying to support a family and make mortgage payments."
Hollywood actor-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger also weighed in on the debate, reassuring protesters in Los Angeles that their fight was being taken seriously.
He says, "I think it's very important we settle that as quickly as possible, because it has a tremendous economic impact on our state."
Strikes began earlier this week after talks with studio representatives failed to resolve a dispute over royalties. Picket lines were set up outside studios in Los Angeles and New York, after the Writers Guild of America asked its 12,000 members to stop working.
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