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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Screen Writers Strike? Oh My!

from the New York Times:

The Writers Guild of America’s contract covering 12,000 writers for television and film expires tonight.

'11th hour is at hand; talks go on', The Hollywood Reporter’s headline says today. Negotiations between the guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers resume at 10 a.m. Pacific time, and 'the WGA is expected to present an updated proposal', the Associated Press reports."

My favorite TV show is E-Online's "Keeping up with the Kardashians", arguably starring Kylie and Kendall Jenner and co-starring their father, Olympic Gold medalist Bruce Jenner, along with the rest of their family:

In one fine episode, family members are flown to an exotic photo shoot location aboard the private jet belonging to First Amendment front liner, Joe Francis, before it was seized, recently.

My favorite major theatrical release movie is Pretty Baby (1978):

Now with all that time on their hands, why can't WGA writers all get together and collaborate on writing some epic OMNIMAX® remake of the spectacular Pretty Baby, in remonstration of the times?

It would appear that all that politically correct money for show types like "24" seems to be running thin. Why wouldn't it be? Numerous other bellwethers are pointing to a general economic slowdown. People are going to need escapism more now than ever. And the WGA shouldn't simply be a propaganda arm of government, anyway. Scripts should mean something.

Write really meaningfully and hey, I'm all for you. Oh yeah, good job on "The Simpsons".

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