Friday, January 11, 2008

WGA Strike - Days 65, 66, 67, 68

And so it goes, on and on... sounds like the Weinstein Company will be making a deal with the WGA, joining United Artists and Worldwide Pants in accepting the Guild's terms. All of which suggests that the deal offered by the WGA in the beginning were less the ravings of diabolical madmen intent on destroying the industry than the some fairly reasonable requests from the guys who, you know, come up with a lot of this so-called "content."

But I guess everyone wants to be a writer these days. Sounds like a Fox employee was trying to pitch a LAW AND ORDER story to showrunner Rene Balcer, "angry driver runs over famous writer in crosswalk!", when things got a little out of hand. And now our friend Nikke Finke says there is a concerted disinformation campaign going on on various blog sites to demoralize writers. May I make a suggestion? Rather than running down writers in crosswalks and throwing money at expensive lobbyists so they can infiltrate blogs (!), why not go back to negotiations and end this?

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