I was (and remain) pissed off that the late night hosts went back to work before the WGA strike ended. These guys are Guild members who were clearly not ad-libbing. If Jay, Conan, Jon and Stephen composed their thoughts seconds before tape rolled, I maintain they wrote something… I also didn’t appreciate what was a […]
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WGA Meeting In NYC: What Happened
Well, this strike is just about over. I went into this membership meeting anxious, but also recalcitrant. I only received the summarized points of of the new agreement an hour or so before the meeting. So, fairly pissed off, I bombed down to Times Square and the took my seat in the Crowne Plaza Hotel […]
Is the WGA Strike About to End?
I’m not holding my breath. That DGA deal was a joke. Must have been. But I’m keeping an open mind this time. I’ve honestly been holding off posting anything about the supposed ‘breakthroughs’ we’ve been hearing about. My Strike Captain has been wonderfully sobering in keeping us rank and file up to date and undaunted. […]
WGAE Picketing is Cancelled Today in NYC
We were supposed to rally in front of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle (you’ll always be the NY Coliseum to me, baby girl). A sign of good faith as bargaining resumes between leadership and management? We shall see…
The DGA Deal…
United Hollywood has the lowdown on the recently struck deal between the DGA and the AMPTP, dissecting all the pros and cons as they see it. Very useful and illuminating. Working Life has their own analysis (which I’m going to digest later today). I agree with John Rogers, honestly. This is a deal that seems […]
WGA Strike: Year Two?!
Well, sort of… I haven’t been down at the Conan/NBC picketing last week, but I’m resuming my line walking duties today when we show up to picket the return of THE DAILY SHOW this afternoon. Come down and check it out if you’re curious… we’ll be at 51st Street & 11th Avenue. Should be something […]
WGA to Announce Side Deal With Tom Cruise & United Artists
I wasn’t all that thrilled, initially, by leadership’s recent deal with Letterman’s World Wide Pants to get Dave back on the air… but something about this makes me perk up and get excited. Nikki Finke has the details, as usual…
WGA Strike: Week Fucking Six
Talks broke down again yesterday. Unrest everywhere you look. I feel awful for everyone who’s out of work (myself included)… both in the guild, and ‘below the line’. Lots of people are going to lose their homes, their cars, their hard-earned piece of the pie… but let’s keep things straight here… The WGA is on […]
WGAE Picket Schedule for Week 5
We’re in it now. The companies are hoping to divide us. They’re trying to test our solidarity, offering a so-called ‘deal’ that’s far, far away from what we want or deserve. I say it’s just as far away from what we’ll settle for. Time will tell. Picketing schedule for the week of December 3rd: Tuesday, […]
Talks Resume Today. Is There Already a Deal In Place??
The WGA and the AMPTP are getting back to the table today. A news blackout has been issued so who the hell really knows what’s going on. But Nikki Finke has a great, optomistic story over at Deadline Hollywood Daily today. Hollywood is, more or less, shut down this time of year anyway. At least […]
WGA Strike: Week Three
It’s a wintry mix here in New York City as I wake this monday morning. I’m certain it’s still sunny in Los Angeles. But here, at the tip of the spear of this ongoing work stoppage, we gird for battle. I’m reminded of images of soldiers fighting on skis in the Korean War. Here we […]
“Voices of Uncertainty” — You Must Watch This Video
Wow… just… wow.