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Writers Strike
« on: November 02, 2007, 01:21:08 AM »
Well it's official the writers are going to strike.  They will make an announcement tomorrow to say when it will begin.

At which point all script work in film and tv will cease. 

The first affective programs will most likely be shows like the Daily Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Tonight Show.  Which will go immediately to reruns.

Next will be daily soaps which typically have a months work in the can, and will either go to reruns or will have the producers (who aren't members of SAG) try and keep stories generated.

The networks will rely on game shows, newsprograms and reality tv to carry there schedule.

The last strike lasted 22 weeks (5 months), and crippled a development season.

Now how does this effect AR.

Well, it might be possible for a second cycle to be greenlite for this spring.  But due to the time factors involved in planning and the route and filming the route, they may not be possible (unless the producers had already started this process, which I have heard no news on). 

But it also raises the possability for a summer run, and raises the possability of a fall run as well, if the  strike last long (as wrters aren't supposed to work on any development during this period, and it is getting close to the time that serious work would normally start happening in preparing and polishing pilots for the next year).

Then by January almost no original dramas or comedies will be aired on network television.

An example of immediate impact on network television.  This evening productionw as halted on Heroes 13th episode, and the production was directed to prepare for some reshoots of episode 11 so that it can be the season ender.

Thats strongly hints that the studios are serious about not giving into the demands of the writers.


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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 03:12:42 AM »
That sucks!  (:;) I hadn't heard anything about a writers' strike, but I very seldom watch the news.  I'm too busy watching tv shows!!  :lol:
Hope the strike doesn't affect Survivor...

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 08:43:57 AM »
The strike should affect Survivor, Ruday.  The writers strike is mostly affecting the Late Night shows now, and soon the Soap Operas.  But with this writer's strike, it just means we'll have less scripted Dramas/Comedies in the future and more Reality TV. 

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 11:45:42 AM »
Had Amazing Race been filming in the fall, there could have been an edition for the spring, but the earliest we can see a new edition would be the summer.
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 06:21:47 PM »
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 08:04:42 PM »
Maybe they will send us TARA???  :wohoo:

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 08:18:47 PM »
I guess this article goes in this thread

an interesting article: http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/strike-writers-shows-1914734-first-guild


STRIKE ON THE WAY: Film writer Benjamin St. Gremais, a member of the Writers Guild of America East, hands out leaflets outside Rockefeller Plaza Friday, in New York. Movie and television writers were set to strike for the first time since 1988



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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 09:31:53 PM »
Pencils down means pencils down .........last article guys

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,307491,00.html


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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007, 09:43:03 PM »
The first shows to be affected will be Dave, Big Chins, Conan, Jon, Jimmy and Colbert. All will run repeats starting Monday.
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2007, 01:35:52 AM »
I'd work for free if I knew I could produce a script that would be ratings worthy. I'm not a member of SAG, but if I can get something written for one of my favorite shows, I could go and try to prove to myself that I'm not a lazy bum like most people would think if they saw me. This might be one of those times where I can't slack off.

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2007, 08:53:12 AM »
The writers do work hard. I know several. The problem is that they're angry over the residuals they're getting from DVD's and paid downloads. They're fine with the pay they get from the studios for working for shows.
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2007, 12:47:51 PM »
I wouldn't care about that other stuff. As long as people are happy, I'd be happy as well. Why don't people think about this in the first place? Are Americans really greedy dollar pigs to begin with?

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2007, 01:46:47 PM »
Since there may be a lack of good programming in the spring, I might have to pick up a new hobby, like reading.   :lol3: 

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2007, 03:30:51 AM »
 :lol: Me too, mark!  Actually, reading is really good, but I'm a slow reader so I don't read books much.

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2007, 11:08:48 AM »
The only book I read is tvguide  :angel:

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007, 04:39:18 AM »
The strike should affect Survivor, Ruday.  The writers strike is mostly affecting the Late Night shows now, and soon the Soap Operas.  But with this writer's strike, it just means we'll have less scripted Dramas/Comedies in the future and more Reality TV. 
Whew! Sweet relief, Mark.  Thanks for clarifying. :tup:

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007, 04:43:40 AM »
The only book I read is tvguide  :angel:
:lol: tvguide is a book? :angel:

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007, 08:26:01 AM »
Today, the Early Show did a feature on the strike and as Hannah Storm was doing her tag at the end she said to Scary Spice (Julie Chen), "The networks will fill time with more reality shows. So how about Big Brother 12 months a year, Julie?"

Julie said, "Are you trying to work me to death?"  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

But imagine Big Brother year-round. I know there are BB fans here, but to me, that would be a bit much.
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007, 08:47:28 AM »
I'm with Julie! :groan:

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According to Variety, Big Brother -- the CBS reality series that has been a summer stalwart for the network since 2000 -- could also return with a long-rumored-but-never-actually-produced celebrity installment as early as March.
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007, 11:44:05 AM »
Oh no! I know they've been popular in the UK, but who would we get here? B or C list celebrities? Settle that strike soon! No, make that now!
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007, 12:23:11 PM »
I'm with Julie! :groan:

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According to Variety, Big Brother -- the CBS reality series that has been a summer stalwart for the network since 2000 -- could also return with a long-rumored-but-never-actually-produced celebrity installment as early as March.

One could only imagine what kinds of celebrities are placed in the house.

All things considered, of course, I wouldn't mind a season full of "average joe" type people. Someone needs to e-mail CBS about that. I'd be perfect for it... In the summer of 2009.

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2007, 02:47:38 AM »
Oh no! I know they've been popular in the UK, but who would we get here? B or C list celebrities? Settle that strike soon! No, make that now!
Yep, plus D & E.  :knuckles:  Whata waste.  :groan:
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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 10:31:13 AM »
"Our fans are pretty good. They don't give away too much. Sometimes people love dropping spoilers, but our fans are good. They tend to do it in such a way that doesn't ruin it for fans who don't want to know."--Phil Keoghan

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Re: Writers Strike
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 12:53:45 PM »
Fox Entertainment President Peter Chernin told people at the Super Bowl last night that the strike was settled.
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