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Old 11-07-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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OK then, educate me. i know that Internet, and DVD residuals are part of the issue. but why wasn't your union around before? its not like this just started. and i can guess what the production companies answer is. they need the money to offset rising production costs. sorry that you took offense to my post, but this strike is a piss ass peon in the grand scheme of things. should not be as newsworthy as it is
Its Hollywood and they have their own news just turn on TV and watch all the shows they have on after the news.
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OK then, educate me. i know that Internet, and DVD residuals are part of the issue. but why wasn't your union around before? its not like this just started. and i can guess what the production companies answer is. they need the money to offset rising production costs. sorry that you took offense to my post, but this strike is a piss ass peon in the grand scheme of things. should not be as newsworthy as it is
Well, the union has been around for a long time but the contract just expired on Oct 31st. Negotiations were going on long before the deadline to no avail. I can assure you that this strike is not a "piss ass peon" to the men and women who support families, pay for homes, send their kids to school, etc. The reason it is newsworthy is because the Writer's Union has not had a strike in almost twenty years. Also, the Writers set the tone for the other unions to negotiate in the future. SAG, Director's Guild will use these negotiations as leverage and precedent.
I don't take any of these posts personally. I know there is some confusion for most folks around the country who think these "hollywood types" are just being selfish and greedy. Most writers are hard working, normal, down to earth people. Actors, producers, agents, directors...different story. Ha!
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Is this going to hurt The Office?

That's all I really care about in all of this.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:09 PM   #19
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dblanch, i apologize. i had the stereotype of greedy and selfish. but now it seems like the big boys really aren't playing fair. it does seem like there is more then enough money to go around for everyone. how long was the contract that just expired(years)? and from i have seen so far, it seems like you guys are getting the support from most of the actors.
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Thanks for the link, should be interesting to see how things play out.
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Here is another link relating to the Office. Doesn't look good. We will begin to see a cascade of shows going on indefinite hiatus.
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Ok stop now, I'm feeling sick
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dblanch, i apologize. i had the stereotype of greedy and selfish. but now it seems like the big boys really aren't playing fair. it does seem like there is more then enough money to go around for everyone. how long was the contract that just expired(years)? and from i have seen so far, it seems like you guys are getting the support from most of the actors.
Absolutely no worries, mate. A lot of folks are just now discovering the basic issues relating to the strike but you will find that the writers have most of the support. Here is a link that may answer your questions about the recently expired contract: Sign Up
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The real issues explained with visuals:

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Old 11-08-2007, 11:20 AM   #26
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Does this mean that they will start playing re-runs of the nightly new cast?
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Does this mean that they will start playing re-runs of the nightly new cast?
I don't think so. One would hope that the nightly news writers are journalist and not entertainment writers who are guild memebers.
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I don't think so. One would hope that the nightly news writers are journalist and not entertainment writers who are guild memebers.
Yea, one would hope but after watching the news one would wonder.
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Yea, one would hope but after watching the news one would wonder.

I agree...makes you really wonder.

While on the subject this whole Keith Olbermann v.s. Bill O'Reilly rating spitting match is starting to really piss me off. When you dedicate 5 min of your "news" broadcast to who has better ratings, whose network is sinking and what was said about your show by someone else it's really time to reevaluate your status as a news show.

Anywho, thankfully I can and do get most of my news from online sources.
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