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Thug Bubbles 11-08-2007 01:39 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
Oddly appropos interview with Harlan Ellison.

Sickboy 11-08-2007 02:50 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
this pretty much sums it up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beMNe...a_strike_blog/

pryor15 11-08-2007 02:58 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
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I doubt he can win anyone over who doesn't already like him.

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that's why it seems like a risky move. is it worth having your whole writing staff turn on you?

Blarg 11-08-2007 03:49 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
He's probably contractually bound to show up every day, right?

Dominic 11-08-2007 03:53 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
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He's probably contractually bound to show up every day, right?

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well yeah...but he's also probably a member of the Writer's Guild

Tha Villain 11-08-2007 04:00 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
There are pictures of Jimmy Kimmel on strike up at flickr, so apparently he's honoring the picket lines. Also, as stated, I believe he is a member of the WGA. As is Letterman, and I believe Leno.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/...8b9e390a_m.jpg

Tha Villain 11-08-2007 04:11 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
Anyone have any idea what this strike means for those trying to break in as writers?

Obviously they can't submit material to companies the WGA is on strike against. And of course they can't "scab" or they'd be blacklisted by the WGA.

But what about submitting material to production companies that aren't on the WGA strike list? There are quite a few. Conceivably, they could submit work to those companies, correct.

The reason I ask is because I'm thinking of doing this. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

daveT 11-08-2007 04:25 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
Those production companies are not on the WGA because they are non-legit. I already mentioned how you join the WGA.

Jimmy Kimmel got his start on public broadcast. Ad Libbing is not a form of copyright, nor is it written, thus he would be circumventing the WGA strike.

Dominic 11-08-2007 04:39 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
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Those production companies are not on the WGA because they are non-legit. I already mentioned how you join the WGA.

Jimmy Kimmel got his start on public broadcast. Ad Libbing is not a form of copyright, nor is it written, thus he would be circumventing the WGA strike.

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I would find it very hard to believe that Jimmy Kimmel - who has written for all types of network shows - is not a member of the WGA, Dave.

I know how you become a member.

Tha Villain 11-08-2007 04:52 PM

Re: Screen Writers Guild Strike?
 
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Those production companies are not on the WGA because they are non-legit. I already mentioned how you join the WGA.

Jimmy Kimmel got his start on public broadcast. Ad Libbing is not a form of copyright, nor is it written, thus he would be circumventing the WGA strike.

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Non-legit?

Apatow Productions (Judd Apatow's company, responsible for Knocked Up, 40-Year-Old Virgin, etc.) is not on their list. Would his company be deemed not legit?

Robert Rodriguez company, Troublemaker Studios, isn't on the list. Dunno how legit he is though...

The Wayans Bros. company isn't on the list. Several other companies. I wouldn't say they aren't legit. Maybe independent, maybe some are low-budget, and indeed some may not be legit but there definitely are some "legit" companies there. I haven't gone down the entire list, but those are just two off the top of my head.

As for joining the WGA, there are a number of ways, all of which are listed on the WGA Website. There are actually quite a few ways to become a member, none of which are writing a script and paying a fee. You have to sell a written work to one of their signatory (legit) companies, then apply for membership and pay the fee.


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