Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Entrepreneurs join writers strike

Long after other unions like the Teamsters have shown their support for the WGA, the Entrepreneurs Guild of America has finally joined the strike.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Freelance workers write clever picket signs, get what they want in no time

So a few freelancers at MTV got pissed at a benefits cut, wrote some clever picket sign, and got Sumner Redstone to cave in about 5 minutes.

Why did MTV give in to their demands? Obviously after seeing those witty picket signs, Redstone figured we could replace the WGA writers with freelances.

Clever bastard.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bloggers strike too

A nice sign of solidarity:

Sunday, December 9, 2007

WSJ: Everyone's fucked, Who'll save us?

The Wall Street Journal isn't optimistic about this, saying the strike could last well into '08 "Barring the emergence of a new mediator who can rescue the situation".

Ideas for who could do such a historic act? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Photo by OkayCity.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The pen is mightier than the picket: Fulfill Alec Baldwin's wildest fantasy

The sick minds at News Groper who brought us Katie Couric's and Osama bin Laden's views on the writers strike are now allowing anyone to submit a fake blog entry.

Is this an answer to Alec Baldwin's calling for a revolutionary new system by which writers can get their work on the Internet, defaming the rich and powerful? Only time will tell.

If you do write a fake blog post, let us know so we can link to it.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Producers Carol

Writers Ken Levine is just handing the scripts out for free on his blog, most recently an adaptation of The Christmas Carol titled St. Nick Counter. Enjoy.

Alec Baldwin attempts writing a second time

Alec Baldwin, having recently discovered and wrote about revolutionary MP3 technology, now sets his aim on user generated content suggesting:
I want the WGA to set up a website and on that website we can all post stories about every no-talent, idiotic, amoral producer and executive we have ever dealt with.
Our friends at Fishbowl LA chime in:
This would be a really great idea, had it not come from the producer of The Devil and Daniel Webster, one of the biggest train wrecks of all time.