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Old 11-08-2007, 11:03 PM
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If they're anything like the writing classes you get in college, it's pure luck of the draw whether you'll have even one halfway competent writer in the group. Having your stuff reviewed by random people can be a huge waste of time.

Not putting down all groups, just saying it's still a matter of bucking the odds.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:57 AM
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Oddly appropos interview with Harlan Ellison.

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Apropos in that he's not seeing a cent from that youtube link?
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:57 PM
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Here's a link to a pretty good little video that simply explains the writers' position.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:41 PM
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Let's say you got a script to a production company. They like it, and say they'll buy it after the strike is over. Would that be considered scabbing?
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:24 PM
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Let's say you got a script to a production company. They like it, and say they'll buy it after the strike is over. Would that be considered scabbing?

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Old 11-10-2007, 03:15 PM
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Let's say you got a script to a production company. They like it, and say they'll buy it after the strike is over. Would that be considered scabbing?

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Yes, if they are a WGA signatory.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:19 PM
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Kind of amusing to see Jesse Jackson and the dudes from Rage Against the Machine at the rally at Fox yesterday, using rhetoric better suited for migrant farm workers than the (not) poor, (not) oppressed Hollywood writers.

But every little bit helps, I guess.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:17 PM
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Does anyone know if Showtime finished filming for Dexters last 6 episodes?
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:53 PM
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So I just read this article on Jay Leno's staffers.

Leno's staffers are laid off

They've all been laid off and are pretty pissed. Apparently he had reassured them that they would not miss car payments and house payments, etc. during the writer's strike. The article also mentions that Conan is personally paying some of his staff's salaries at the moment.

"O'Brien confirmed Thursday, for example, that he would pay the salaries of at least 50 nonwriting "Late Night" staffers out of his own pocket on a week-to-week basis." Yay Conan [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]



But when I read this I could not believe my eyes -

"The fact that some of Leno's writers are paid $500,000 or more annually also didn't sit well with suddenly out-of-work production staffers who make a fraction of that amount. Writers also are getting residuals on "Tonight Show" reruns that air during the strike".


Can this be true? $500,000?? My god I didn't realize how much these writers were paid. Any chance that it is off by one zero?
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:01 PM
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So I just read this article on Jay Leno's staffers.

Leno's staffers are laid off

They've all been laid off and are pretty pissed. Apparently he had reassured them that they would not miss car payments and house payments, etc. during the writer's strike. The article also mentions that Conan is personally paying some of his staff's salaries at the moment.

"O'Brien confirmed Thursday, for example, that he would pay the salaries of at least 50 nonwriting "Late Night" staffers out of his own pocket on a week-to-week basis." Yay Conan [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]



But when I read this I could not believe my eyes -

"The fact that some of Leno's writers are paid $500,000 or more annually also didn't sit well with suddenly out-of-work production staffers who make a fraction of that amount. Writers also are getting residuals on "Tonight Show" reruns that air during the strike".


Can this be true? $500,000?? My god I didn't realize how much these writers were paid. Any chance that it is off by one zero?

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No, that figure would be accurate. The average writer on a show will make around $200,000 a year. A senior writer can make millions. Still, producers can make much more, and would not have a show without the writer. There are many useless executives out there in TV land.
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