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November 11, 2007

Open Link Thread: Strike Edition

This is the best explanation of the writer's strike and the associated individuals I've yet read. Moreover, it looks like Los Angeles has united behind their workers. This, of course, isn't the rarity some make it out to be, even when the strike in question causes significantly more disruption than merely forcing reruns.

This is an open link thread, with labor links especially encouraged.

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Posted by: Bush is a war criminal | Nov 11, 2007 7:36:41 PM

Well, it's not labor related, but I got to meet author Michael Ruhlman at a signing in SF today. My report on the festivities.

Posted by: lux | Nov 11, 2007 9:52:08 PM

The best insight I've gotten into the Writer's strike today was in The Times (and no, it wasn't Maureen Dowd).

Posted by: weboy | Nov 11, 2007 9:55:52 PM

Does this mean I have to stop shopping at Ralph's again?

Posted by: Ventura | Nov 11, 2007 11:04:36 PM

Lindelof is a smart guy. And he's good people.

Posted by: anonymous | Nov 11, 2007 11:10:40 PM

Well, I'll ask here, because many of you obviously read it and understood it. What's an ur example?

Posted by: Terry in AZ | Nov 12, 2007 12:50:38 AM

The inside word on the strike is coming from the LAWeekly's Nikki Finke who is excitable but has a lot of sources: http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/

She has reported what many insiders suspected: much of Hollywood (including the movie studios and some powers at the networks) are not troubled by the strike, because it gives them legal justification to get rid of big producers they no longer want to pay legally, to trim staff, and because the new TV season has largely proved to be a bust. It's possible it could actually improve their bottom line for the next few months. This may explain why the studios and the networks (somewhat misleadingly known as the producers) aren't even talking to the writers. They're in no hurry to make a deal, period. The writers are united, but the producers aren't exactly falling apart. This could be recipe for disaster; I've heard estimates as long as nine months.

Posted by: Kit Stolz | Nov 12, 2007 1:32:46 AM

OT, but I'm seriously annoyed:
And turn on that effing spam filter. These crappy linkfests constantly interrupting discusions are really too much.

Posted by: Gray | Nov 12, 2007 7:12:16 AM

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