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Could George Clooney Solve the Writers' Strike?

Could George Clooney Solve the Writers' Strike?

George Clooney has already given money to those affected by the writers' strike. But could he also be donating his diplomatic skills to the cause?

Clooney has reportedly offered to set up a strike mediation panel, and he has plans to ask Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and ER producer/writer John Wells to join. News of the offer came during a call with Harvey Weinstein, whose own production company just reached an independent agreement with the striking Writers Guild of America. According to reports, Clooney envisions that the panel's participants would be locked in a room together and not leave until a deal was done.

Hanks, too, has recently called for negotiations to resume, saying: "I just hope that the big guys who make big decisions up high in their corporate boardrooms and whatnot get down to honest bargaining and everyone can get back to work."

This should be Hollywood's finest season, and with the Golden Globes all but canceled and the Oscars in question, maybe some A-list muscle like Clooney and Hanks can do what professional negotiators and government mediators could not. Maybe it's a long shot, but do you think there's a chance Clooney and his panel could get the writers and producers to agree on a fair contract?

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scully22 scully22 8 years
I totally agree with Sofi. Go George!!!!!
talie talie 8 years
of course he can do it.
sofi sofi 9 years
Clooney can do it. Even if he is doing it for attention- who cares, he is still trying to do a good thing. I wish all celebrities would do something good like this or give some of their cash 'just' for publicity- think of all the people it would help!
clooneywoman clooneywoman 9 years
i hope he can do it soon
Bubblegum2000 Bubblegum2000 9 years
I don't care about who resolves this, I just want the strike to end, mostly because I'm dying to know what's going to happen in Gossip Girl! That's all I care about! So Tom, George, whoever has nothing else to do in Hollywood, do something please!
angelcandy angelcandy 9 years
Please solve it soon
Manoukia Manoukia 9 years
I'm on the fence on this one. While I think it's great people want to mediate, I also see Clooney's shameless attempt to get attention for his Oscar campaign. He comes across as superficial - e.g. while he supports Darfur, he also makes ads for Nestlé, who has sold impure baby food to African countries. Clooney drives one eco-friendly car but several gas-guzzling motorbikes, and again, his Nespresso ads promote coffee in single-serve aluminum containers, which are a huge waste of energy and resources. So yeah... anyone but him.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I still don't think it will be over until July, but kudos to the Weinsteins, and I hope george Clooney can make a difference.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
CLOONEY TO THE RESCUE. I really hope this works out. I never thought this strike would go on for soo long.
Emma412 Emma412 9 years
Of course he can do it he's George Clooney he can do anything
SmuttyPop SmuttyPop 9 years
George and Tom can do it !!! They have more at stake than the government and professional negiotators. Hey, at least they are trying to end the strike.
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