Attention WGA — come negotiate with…me!

Brett brought a really interesting article to my attention via his blog.

I had heard some mutterings about this before, but this is the first time I’ve really seen this spelled out so clearly.

I was a business administration major in college. Reading an article about collusion gave me flashbacks to my business law class. And now, I have had an epiphany.

I would like to become a “new” WGA signatory. Here’s my deal. I’ll give writers, directors, actors and the unionized crews a fair profit sharing deal in exchange for their services on films. Oh, I need some venture capital for this, any takers?

Screw the AMPTP, long live the SBPRC (Shawna Benson Producers Replacement Corporation)! **

** now taking on producing partners with money.

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This post was written by Shawna on December 6, 2007

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Get yer writer’s strike news here

There’s a good Facebook group for people who want to keep up with strike news.

Check out Facebook’s Writers’ Strike News Central group and join it if you are on facebook.

Also, a shout out to Jumptheshark.com for being awesome.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 26, 2007

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Rob Long has a blog

Rob Long, who has commentary on NPR’s “Martini Shot”, is a contributor to National Review, and has been a successful (and sometimes unsuccessful) sitcom writer has a blog about the strike.

If you want even more information about the strike, you can play or download the Geekerati interview with writer/producer Rob Long below.


P.S. You can always click on the post title to link to referenced sites.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 14, 2007

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A World Without Writers Video

MY SLED!!!

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This post was written by Shawna on November 13, 2007

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Late Show Writers start a Strike Blog

Or an “interwebblognetwebblog”.

Link: Late Show Writers On Strike.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 12, 2007

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Joss Whedon in a video about the WGA strike

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This post was written by Shawna on November 12, 2007

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A better list of the production status of tv shows

As always, The Futon Critic to the rescue!

(Thanks to commenters for additional information — you guys rule!)

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This post was written by Shawna on November 12, 2007

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Status of shows

I got this list from the current thread at The Artful Writer.

30 ROCK * Shooting #210 through November 9th. * No additional scripts have been written.

BIG BANG THEORY * Production shut down.

CAPTAIN, THE * Shooting #102 November 8th ­ 14th. * Have scripts for #103 and #104 (production will conclude 11/30).

CARPOOLERS * Production shut down 11/16

CAVEMEN * Shooting #113 November 7th ­ 13th. * No additional scripts had been ordered.

COLD CASE * Production shut down 11/16

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES * Production shut down.

DIRT * Prepping #206 for a November 20th ­ 30th shoot. * Script written for #207 (only).

DIRTY SEXY MONEY * Shooting #111 November 8th ­ 19th. * Prepping #112 next week. Shoots o/a 11/21. * There are other scripts written but it¹s unclear if production will continue.

ELI STONE * Prepping #111 now which shoots ~ 11/15­11/26. * Not clear if there¹s another script that¹s been written.

GHOST WHISPERER * Shooting #312 November 12th ­ 21st. * No additional scripts written.

GREEK * Shooting #1018 starting November 15th. * No additional scripts (20 episode order) written.

HEROES * Production shut down 11/9.

K-VILLE * Shot #110 October 28th ­ November 8th. * No update.

MEDIUM * Prepping 069-09 for a shoot November 15th ­ 28th. * No additional scripts have been written.

NUMBERS * Prepping #412 for a shoot November 19th ­ 30th. * No additional scripts have been written

OCTOBER ROAD * Shooting #210 November 9th ­ 21st. * Have scripts through #213

OFFICE, THE * Production shut down.

OLD CHRISTINE * Production shut down.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT * Canceled production on #210 (was meant to shoot 11/7-11/13) * No additional scripts written * Production shut down.

SAMANTHA WHO * Production shut down 11/12

SWINGTOWN * Shooting episode #103 11/9­11/21. * No additional scripts written.

ŒTIL DEATH * Episode #212 completes production on November 9th. * No answer at casting office

TWO AND A HALF MEN * Production shut down.

UGLY BETTY * Shooting ³Odor in the Court² 11/9 ­ 11/20 * Prepping ³A Thousand Words Before Friday² next week, starts o/a 11/21. * No additional scripts available after that.

WITHOUT A TRACE * Production shut down 11/22.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 8, 2007

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New WGA Strike Videos

Click the blog title to add the “wgaamerica” channel to your Youtube subscriptions. Then you too can keep track of all the new videos posted by the WGA!

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This post was written by Shawna on November 8, 2007

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24 premiere postponed.

A major casualty of the strike. Several sources are reporting that Fox has decided not to premiere 24 on January 13, as originally planned.

No new premiere date is forthcoming, due to the strike.

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This post was written by Shawna on November 7, 2007

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