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Writers' Strike Update: The Effects So Far

Writers' Strike Update: The Effects So Far

It's only day two, but already, the Hollywood writers' strike is starting to affect our daily viewing. Late-night shows went into repeats starting Monday; here's some of the other news from the picket lines:

As many of you have been saying, focusing on TV and movies is maybe the most shallow view to take during the strike; not everyone has that luxury. Let's hope for a quick resolution so everyone affected can get back to their lives.

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mallomar mallomar 8 years
lucky_karabear- the writers did try hard to avoid this. they gave in on everything except new media (ie internet). they just want to be paid for the things they create as they currently get $0 when shows air online. with technology changing shows may one day only be online and they want to make sure they are protected. so while it sucks for everyone who's hurting because of this (all the crew people not making big bucks who are looking for other jobs now) I dont think its fair to blame the writers. seems to me the studio bigwigs not giving an inch is the problem
jaxon jaxon 8 years
I think it's unfair to just expect the writer's to cave. I don't want to miss my fav shows either and it will affect many other indutries but so will not standing up for what's right. Painters,musicians,actors all get residuals for reproductions and other uses of ther work why not writer. That being said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Not the office!!
ana-isabel ana-isabel 8 years
Heros is just getting good they can't stop now but I still support the writers because they need to get paid for the work that they've done.
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
This show got pushed back, that sliver lining is starting to show through. Why don't they just cancel it now and save us all the trouble.
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 8 years
Good thing I watch Food Network and HGTV almost exclusively! No effect for me, so far. That being said, I think that the writers should get all the pay and rights that they are due. It's no different than any other profession. And I think it's great that Hollywood will have to suffer for shafting the writers. Guess they are more of a necessary part of the industry than originally thought, huh?
catdaddy catdaddy 8 years
I am loving this strike. I hope it last for months. If it does then maybe just maybe we can get some creative entertainment going again. It will be so nice to focus on family and life through the Holidays. Please strike into the new year.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Grey's & Heroes?? NOOOOO.
phonetic phonetic 8 years
Another Joss strike blog: http://whedonesque.com/comments/14650 "This is about a fair wage for our work. No different than any other union."
ispyemo ispyemo 8 years
cutting down scrubs?
phonetic phonetic 8 years
If you're a Joss Whedon fan (or even if you're not) you can read his latest update about the strike here: http://whedonesque.com/comments/14639#195462
fadedblue fadedblue 8 years
fyi, the office shut down production completely today. i can only imagine how many more shows we'll hear about shutting down soon...
tralalala tralalala 8 years
I was at the picket line in New York yesterday. I think everyone should get used to reruns and reality shows, because the writers are most likely going to hold out until the SAG contract is up in July. The writers really are getting screwed over when it comes to new media. I hope it's resolved quickly, but I don't see it happening. The WAG even took dvds off the table and the studios didnt budge. I don't think it's fair that people are assuming the writers weren't willing to compromise, because they were.
Re88 Re88 8 years
This strike is a bad idea.I don't think both sides really tried to work out their issues to prevent this strike
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Ugh, I hate hate almost all reality shows (I love project runway, what not to wear, antm.) So no way will I watch Big Brother, never have never will. This strike is just rotten.
lucky_karabear lucky_karabear 8 years
I read that if this strike lasts as long as the one in '88 (5 months) that it will cost the city of LA $8 billion...these writers are hurting every worker related to the industry and the cities dependent on their services...I'm not against their cause but I feel they should have tried harder to resolve things w/ studio heads to prevent this strike. I just hope it doesn't go on for too long b/c they'll make shows lose fans which will just hurt the writers in the end.
demeter demeter 8 years
I hope the strike ends SOON!
Saturn9 Saturn9 8 years
Fandom is supporting the writers, including delivering pizzas, fresh fruit and bottled water to the picket lines. Check out http://whedonesque.org/viewforum.php?f=32 and http://www.fans4writers.info/ if you want to help.
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 8 years
nobody better touch my office :(
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Phew, nothing I'm stressing about, yet...
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh no, Grey's?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I am dying to see Cashmere Mafia too...I hope this strike doesn't last too long.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
OMG this whole strike thing is totally sucking, but I would absolutely love to see a new season of Big Brother. It would be totally weird to be watching it during winter and not summer.
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