Writers Strike Called!

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

strike Writers Strike Called!UPDATE! 12:30 AM EST 11/3/07: Federal mediator is pulling in producers/studios and writers Sunday at 10 AM California time to try and keep a strike from happening on Monday. Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

That’s right, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have agreed to walk out, as early as Monday, though if studios and producers want to do more last-minute negotiations, the door is open.

Plus, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) will “walk the line” with members of the WGA. This could be bad if SAG decides to strike next July. Well, looks like scripts have to be in for film, TV and video, then it’s all over unless and until a deal can be reached. Let’s hope so, because a lot of movies’ fates hang in the balance.

Shooting will continue, but no writing or buying/optioning of scripts and properties. I’ll have more updates soon.

Sources: Deadlinehollywooddaily.com and Variety

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  1. Holy CRAP!! I guess this means no SR sequel,Flash,GL,Capt. America,or anything else now. :-(

    Suits at Hollywood,give these guys what they want or we won’t have anything to do in the future summers!! Please!

  2. BTW,you’ve done a great job covering this strike,Heath. I hope you survive that storm you mentioned the other day.:-)

  3. Thanks, Kel. Storm brushed us, lots of wind and rain, kinda ruined Halloween, but otherwise, we’re okay! Not so fortunate for some in the Caribbean.

    Heath

  4. Imdb.com has this:

    ‘Strike? Ho, Hum, Say Some Viewers

    Unlike 1988, when the last strike by the Writers Guild of America occurred, the public will have the Internet and video games to turn to as an alternative to TV, thereby reducing the pressure on the writers and producers to settle, the Washington Post observed today. In an interview with the newspaper, Greg Garcia, a writer and producer on NBC’s My Name Is Earl, told the newspaper, “What scares me is that during the last strike, in 1988, people were longing for the TV shows to come back on. … Kids today, you take TV away, they’ll say, ‘big deal’ and they’ll click on the computer.”‘

  5. Ya know, I’m on the writers side on this. The studios make a gazillion dollars on their properties, with actors getting tons of money but without the writers putting words in their mouths they’ve got nothing.

    And look at how well that last strike turned out: It gave birth to Reality TV.

    Vic

  6. I tend to agree, too; I think a SAG strike will look bad, because they’re the “sports stars” of entertainment.

    heath

  7. I’m totally behind the writers in this battle. My $$$s on it only lasting a few days with the outcome being in favor of said writers.

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