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Old 11-08-2007, 03:50 AM   #31
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Here's a video from the WGA basically telling you their side.

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Here's another article on how showrunners are also going on strike, even though they make lots of money, in solidarity with average writers. This is something the networks and studios hadn't forseen. It's hard to complete production on episodes when the showrunner (executive producer) isn't there:

http://tv.ign.com/articles/833/833604p1.html
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Carleton Cuse of "Lost"'s reason for the strike:
http://tv.ign.com/articles/833/833445p1.html

Cuse explained that when it came to the reasoning for the strike "The crux of the issue is that the studios don't want to pay writers residuals for new media. And everybody understands where movies and television are going. Internet is the new TV and that's going to be the primary distribution mechanism for films and television shows."

Cuse said he felt the networks and studios were "using a technological change to try to skip out on the legacy of residuals, which has been a way that people who create products like movies and TV shows are connected in an ongoing way financially to the work that they create that generates billions of dollars in revenue for the studios. Without the residual system, basically the 11,000 rank and file writers can't make it."

"Most writers don't work all the time," Cuse noted. "They go long periods between jobs. It's residual checks that allow them to exist between assignments. It's the same with actors. That's the crux of this issue. It's a real, working class basic, fundamental kind of issue for the rank and file members who need residuals to keep performing their craft. It was residuals from Golden Girls that allowed Marc Cherry between jobs to come up with Desperate Housewives, which had made a billion dollars for the Walt Disney company."

Turning back to his own show, Cuse noted "Lost is a great example of how new media has changed. Lost is a show which is a top ten show, but it doesn't repeat on network television. There are no network reruns. People watch it on DVDs, they watch it on their DVRs, they watch it streaming on ABC.com or they download it from iTunes. And none of those formats pay traditional residuals."

Sad Why not give the writers the pay that they deserve. Especially when they write great shows like LOST.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:41 PM   #34
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By Gary Levin, USA TODAY
Networks are scrambling to make schedule changes amid the writers' strike, which is entering its fourth day and could affect the rest of the TV season.

Late Wednesday, Fox announced a winter schedule without 24, which will sit out the strike unless there's a fast resolution. But Fox is adding new reality series The Moment of Truth — which straps cash-seeking contestants to lie detectors — on Jan. 23, and When Women Rule the World, a Survivor-like setting in which women make all the decisions, March 3.

Current series including Prison Break, Back to You and House will conserve new episodes for early next year. (Prison takes a break after next week and returns Jan. 14.) But the changes aren't set in stone: "We would unscramble the egg if the strike ended tomorrow," says Fox program planning chief Preston Beckman.

Once the "sweeps" period ends Nov. 28, viewers will immediately see a much heavier load of pre-holiday repeats — which usually begin in mid-December — on all networks as they conserve fresh episodes for January.

Meanwhile, ABC shelved new drama Cashmere Mafia, which was to have premiered Nov. 27. But the network still plans to air an eight-episode half-season of Lost.

Most sitcoms have either shut down production or will do so by week's end. With a few exceptions, they have completed about 10 episodes apiece, including those already aired. They'll go into repeats by early December.

Dramas, many of which remain in production for the next few weeks, will have more completed episodes in hand, with up to 14 installments.

Among top series, Fox's House has six episodes left (one will follow the Super Bowl), but ABC has only three more episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives after this week, and both are now filming their last segments.

NBC will be forced to punch out of The Office after next week's episode after star Steve Carell, a Writers Guild member, refused to cross the picket line. Heroes ends Dec. 3, and the CSI trio expect to have four to six episodes each.

One conservation target: series on low-rated Fridays, where NBC's Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas are expected to be replaced so remaining episodes can be redeployed on other nights.

ABC will test out Women's Murder Club on Thursday next week. And Men in Trees, with five additional episodes left over from last season, will last through February.

Also look for midseason CBS comedies The New Adventures of Old Christine and newcomer The Captain to show up on Mondays in mid-January.

Elsewhere, networks are reaching for their stockpiles of game shows and other reality series, and will probably move or expand newsmagazines to fill empty slots.

CBS is gearing up for its first in-season cycle of Big Brother, which would start in February or March, three times a week. The network also ordered a 13th cycle of The Amazing Race, which had planned only one contest this season.

Cable networks will feel less pain from the TV writers' strike: Most rely on a heavier dose of movies and reruns for their schedules, and channels such as MTV and Bravo have a steady diet of unscripted reality series, most of which are unaffected.

Here's how some other networks will see an impact:

•Comedy Central. South Park's writers aren't members of the Writers Guild, so the show is unaffected by the strike. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report remain in repeats.

•HBO.The Wire, ready for its final season, and new weeknight drama series In Treatment have completed production and will air as scheduled starting in January. But Real Time With Bill Maher, which airs live, has canceled Friday's season finale, and two other series due later next year will suspend shooting.

•FX. Nip/Tuck will complete its current run of 14 episodes, but eight more due to begin shooting in January will be delayed. The second season of Dirt will be cut short.

•USA/Sci Fi. Monk and Psych are expected to run full seasons scheduled for January, but 12 additional installments of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, scheduled for March, are in jeopardy, as is the second half of Battlestar: Galactica's final season.

•TBS.Frank TV, a sketch-comedy series due later this month from Frank Caliendo (Mad TV), will be cut short and produce just four episodes.
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I read about Eva Longoria taking pizzas to them and she got rejected. Wasn´t that rude?
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Who rejects pizza? Or was it Eva they where rejecting?
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I think that was because before she tried to make amends with tasty pizza, the strikers were peeved at her because she crossed the picket lines and reported to work, rather than supporting the writers for her show.

I might not have gotten that exactly right - I tend to skim most everything having to do with Eva Longoria. She bugs the snot out of me.
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Turning back to his own show, Cuse noted "Lost is a great example of how new media has changed. Lost is a show which is a top ten show, but it doesn't repeat on network television. "
Huh, did he watch ABC last season on Wednesday nights? Lotsa Lost reruns!!

But kudos to the writers, I could care less if they cancel the rest of the season to get the compensation they deserve. The networks have made it easy to go long periods of time without new programs ala Lost, Prison Break, Battlestar Galactica,etc. They have also made it remarkably less painful to lose a show you like watching since they basically give new shows a one or two episode shot to be a hit or they yank it.

Down with the conglomeracy!! Viva la revolution!!!
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:51 PM   #39
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"Lost" showrunner Carleton Cuse bails out on strike:

http://tv.ign.com/articles/835/835831p1.html

What a scab! There are showrunners whose shows aren't ratings successes and essentially face cancellation -- such great, brilliant writers as Ira Steven Behr and Ronald D. Moore -- and this showrunner of one of ABC's hits is feeling the pressure? What a sellout! I've always felt "Lost" was a lesser show than Star Trek DS9, BSG, and The 4400. Now, I know that at least one of the minds behind the show is lesser, too. By breaking rank he's showing the greedy, scumbag right-wing ABC/Disney that they can wear writers down.

How can they air episodes if production isn't finished? They can't. He's allowing ego and mass profits from a show that is sure to continue beyond the strike -- with millions for the head writers -- to interfere with the common interests of all writers, especially those who'll never make it to showrunner status. I'm very disappointed. I could understand if his show was unsuccessful and he was fearful of cancellation, but this behavior comes from a desire to get the highest ratings possible. It's not as though he can't fix the episodes once the strike is over -- that people won't buy DVD copies, that the show won't live on as a ratings success. I find Mr. Cuse's behavior problematic at best and unethical and damaging at worst for the strike.
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You didn't even read the article did you?


Christ.
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He isn't writing anything new. He's just doing post-production for episodes that have already been shot.
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Meh. They won't strike. They're bluffing.
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Most of the re runs i could live with, but this is effecting Connan O Brien..Fuck I just want my show back

and this is going to effect the new upcoming season of entourage thats coming out in june...fuck me
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You didn't even read the article did you?


Christ.
Ira Steven Behr probably told him to do it. Wrap your mind around that.
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This news is several days old, but the WGA and the AMPTP are resuming negotiations next Monday.

http://unitedhollywood.blogspot.com/...-to-table.html
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