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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    there was a strike on? I haven't even noticed.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Hopefully we can get our full season of LOST now. If it's not too late.
    I wouldn't worry. Since they planned out the final 40 (or whatever the total was) episodes of the series, even if this season is abridged I'm sure we'll get the entire run eventually.

    I'm just glad it's over, for all affected employees as well as the viewing public.

    I actually tend to tape a lot of shows or wait for the DVDs, so I actually won't personally be affected by this until next fall when the DVD sets are smaller than usual and I don't have as large a stockpile of shows on tape.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    I feel bad for the writers who won't get there jobs back.
    Don't feel bad for them. Feel bad for everyone else who lost their jobs because of how long this has gone on for.

    I know I know, this wasn't good for everyone involved and paint me bitter as I have personally lost a great deal of income as a result from this strike. I also have photographer friends who have been sittiing at home twiddling their thumbs because there were no episodics being taped. How happy were they when they still had to pay their membership fees to the photographers guild?. I had friends on productions and got completely dumped.

    For the majority, the end only means it can get back to how it's been. But we'll never quite recover what was lost.

    Was it worth it?


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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    The strike is not over, the deal hasn't even been shown to the negotiating committee. Pickets are still scheduled for Friday. But it does look that the strike can be over as early as Tuesday. Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have better details.

    Many shows will not be returning to production, the number of writers working before the strike who will now lose their jobs is still unknown. Variety is reporting that most series will be short by about 50% of the usual outstanding episodes. So if there were 12 episodes let to film prior to the strike about 6 will be produced.
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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Can we get the Scrubs series finale now?

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gone2Disneyland View Post
    I hate to be negative, but shouldn't Eisner have kept his mouth shut until after Saturday's vote? It's good news if it all goes through, but if it doesn't, I don't see that this leak helped.

    No the producers end up looking better if the deal falls through. The informal talks ended with a deal that the WGA heads agreed to. If they can't sell it to the negotiating committee and the writers, then they look disorganized and lame. Eisner actually ends up putting more pressure on the WGA to accept the agreement.
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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    I feel bad for the writers who won't get there jobs back.
    I don't. They got themselves into this mess and whatever the outcome, they deserve it. To echo Coheteboy, I feel bad for the craftsmen, costumers, set workers, cameramen, production designers, and all of the other ancillary workers who lost work, couldn't pay the rent and fell on hard times due to the greed and stubbornness of the whiny writers. Those hard working people didn't ask for any of this. The writers, however, made their beds.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzman View Post
    I don't. They got themselves into this mess and whatever the outcome, they deserve it. To echo Coheteboy, I feel bad for the craftsmen, costumers, set workers, cameramen, production designers, and all of the other ancillary workers who lost work, couldn't pay the rent and fell on hard times due to the greed and stubbornness of the whiny writers. Those hard working people didn't ask for any of this. The writers, however, made their beds.

    But still they deserve sympathy and respect and dignity. They did the right thing.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Does this mean we get that Joss Whedon show?

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    But still they deserve sympathy and respect and dignity. They did the right thing.
    Before the reality programming bug, it would have been the right thing. The studios now know that while that can't really go on without real writers, they know that they can get by pretty 'ok' with unscripted garbage.

    The point of all this was to show the networks that they can't go on without them (the writers). Longterm... this is probably true. But the truth is that in the short term, the networks can do just fine without it and really haven't lost much sleep. The company overall spends less, maybe lay off a few people further down the ladder, and carry on without a single worry.

    When the writers come back, they might not get the same pay rate they had, although at least SOME of them get residuals! Oh wonderful. They'll never make back the money that they lost from not working the past few months. Those who lost their jobs will never fully recover. And those same executives running the networks just goes to a few less parties in the meanwhile.


    This all... was not worth it.


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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    yeah your right and its a shame.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Here's a website my less-gullible friend Kylelicious pointed me to that seems to have more reliable information.

    http://deadlinehollywooddaily.com/

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissChristine View Post
    Here's a website my less-gullible friend Kylelicious pointed me to that seems to have more reliable information.

    http://deadlinehollywooddaily.com/


    Gasp: im very gullible lol.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    I just hope that they review the contract very carefully and ask questions on what that means.

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    Re: Writer's Strike is Over!

    WUNDERBAR!!!

    Now how long will it be until new episodes start airing?

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