Hollywood Writers Guild of America Goes on STRIKE … “Must See TV … NOT”

 

Talks have broken down between the Writers Guild and Alliance of Motion Picture Strike_WGAand Television Producers. The result, a strike. So what TV shows will and won’t be affected?

The writers union confirmed that talks had ended and that members would strike, but did not have any further comment.

The guild earlier announced sweeping plans to picket every major studio in Los Angeles, along with Rockefeller Center in New York, where NBC is headquartered.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers previously called a writers’ strike “precipitous and irresponsible.”

The guilds had been preparing for these negotiations for years, hiring staff with extensive labor union experience, and developing joint strategies and a harder line than producers have seen in decades. (Breitbart)

Hollywood Writers Begin Strike

Film and TV writers resolved to put down their pens and take up picket signs after last-ditch talks failed to avert a strike.

The first picket lines were set to appear Monday morning at Rockefeller Center in New York, where NBC is headquartered.

Posted November 5, 2007 by
Celebrity, Hollywood, Media | 7 comments


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    7 Responses to “Hollywood Writers Guild of America Goes on STRIKE … “Must See TV … NOT””

    1. richard on November 5th, 2007 2:43 pm

      This is possibly the best news we’ve heard yet this century. Let’s hope that the strike goes on forever and that people shut off the “boob tube” and forget it ever existed.

      Maybe we can even introduce kids to those archaic things called … what was it … BOOKS.

    2. Miss-Underestimated on November 5th, 2007 4:18 pm

      Richard
      I agree, I really know ppl who have replaced human socialization with the TV. They will hurry out of social situations to go home and watch LOST.

      Books, board games, cards, just plain ole talking to each other, you know maybe ppl will finally get to know their families.

      Besides, since Bonanza, there hasn’t been anything worth while on tv.

    3. Curtis Macdonald on November 5th, 2007 5:00 pm

      WGA DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SOLUTION

      Every digital file has a Meta File embedded into the file. (Digital Fingerprint)

      In this Meta File you would have your name associated with an ID number.

      Your ID number would be recorded each time the file or Program is Streamed, Downloaded, or an Impression is placed allowing a database to accurately count the number of hits and tabulating your total.

      Every WGA, DGA, SAG, AFTRA, BMI, ASCAP member would have an ID associated to a program and would get paid for each hit. (Imagine when all union and associations including craft services will want an ID in the Meta File to get performance residuals. Lowered up front costs and a gamble on the back-end)

      You would get paid in Micro-Cents, 5 hits = 1 cent, or 20 hits = 1 cent.

      Establish this as the standardized digital embedded working model and you can negotiate a larger sum as time goes on. (Or make an impact and ask for $1.00 a hit!) © 2007 http://www.myspace.com/curtismacdonald

    4. brie on November 5th, 2007 7:21 pm

      Shutting off the “boob tube” for a while is not such a bad idea and replace it some many other important values. What ever happened to going to the library, we valued our library cards…what happened to playing with your friends… what happened to good old make-believe, using one’s imagination. I never have have been a believer of giving children free access to television in their rooms. However, there are some great educational programs. But kids don’t want to watch them. They would if parents were parents. What’s equally bad are the horrid computer games. Many of them show some pretty bad stuff. Our children today are exposed to some many things that we never had to deal with…thank God…but you can still raise your children with a more puritan way of living. Maybe more parents should adopt the way of living…the way God meant for us to be…

      The peer pressure on our children has to be a huge burden…but parents are so busy today that don’t make up for quality time…I guess it all boils down to, what are your priorities…

    5. Allan Kluttz on November 5th, 2007 7:32 pm

      That’s Great, finally some good news.

    6. Ray on November 6th, 2007 1:21 am

      About ten years ago I bought my first Sat Tv Dish and I have not watched network TV much since. If its fiction I do not watch it.

      Goodby Writers Guild,have a nice vacation.

    7. Richard on November 6th, 2007 12:17 pm

      I believe that some writer, perhaps Stephen King, has come out with a story in which anyone using his or her cell phone at a certain time is somehow turned into a mindless, ravening zombie.

      I think it’s supposed to be fiction; not sure.

      If only cell phones would fail worldwide….

      I do, however, acknowledge their usefulness and technical superiority. But they have taken over.

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