Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Writer's Strike Update

Deadline Hollywood: Nikki Finke is reporting progress was made in talks yesterday: I am thrilled to give you a report on how today's much-anticipated resumed contract talks went between the writers and the producers. And they went well, according to my sources. "It was very productive, very level-headed, and it seemed as though the producers came ready to bargain," an insider told me tonight. "Reasonableness ruled the day."

WGA East Additional daytime writers have signed a statement of solidarity to appear in Variety on behalf of Daytime.

Press-Enterprise: A group of strike captains started an unofficial site, "United Hollywood," which has kept writers most informed of picket plans and has featured videos of striking writers. The site also launched a campaign to mail pencils to the heads of media conglomerates. The idea stemmed from the slogan "Pencils down," to signify that writers were on strike. So far, more than 300,000 pencils have been mailed according to the Web site. "Pencils have become the symbol of our cause: We are putting them down until we get a fair deal," the site states.

Los Angeles Daily News: Strikers now striving to be creatively frugal.

No comments:

Post a Comment