Tuesday, 22 January 2008

RIP Heath Ledger

 

It has been announced that Heath Ledger has passed away today.  He was found in his apartment in NYC unconscious.

I honestly haven't been this shocked over a celebrity death since Aaliyah.

Ledger really had a lot of promise as an actor.  Plus, everyone has been anticipating his role as the Joker in this summer's Batman blockbuster.  He also has a daughter with Michelle Williams.  He stayed out of the limelight, and lived a really down-to-earth low key life.

But all we can really do is send prayers and our thoughts to his friends and family.

 



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Thursday, 29 November 2007

without writers, there's only reality.



sadly, that's true. without writers, there's only reality. and that's not okay.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2007

David Supports Staff Through Holidays


Image courtesy of Deadline Hollywood Daily.

 

Days after many networks have threatened to fire all the staff of talk shows and the firing of 120 members of the non-writing staff at NBC’s The Office, David Letterman has decided to pay all of his Late Show staff’s salaries through the end of the year even though the show isn’t on air during the writers strike.

 

 

[Read full article on Deadline Hollywood Daily here.]

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Friday, 09 November 2007

The Strike Pond Continues to Ripple.


Strike rally at Fox Studios today.  Image Courtesy of PerezHilton.com

According to the LA Times, writers have left their caffeinated havens.  But don't worry, Eater LA has found them--in the safe confines of bars abound.

In times of crisis, booze triumphs lattes. [Variety]

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Thursday, 08 November 2007

Day Four: I fought the law, and the law...

As the strike continues, some people clearly do not understand the severity of the matter.  This is bigger than just missing the next new episode of The Office because production halted.

What comes as a result of this strike will determine their strength as a union.  Also, we're intruding on those behind the camera's right to live.  Did you know writers are only getting paid 4 cents for every DVD sold?  This is based on a pay formula set up in the 1980s when VHS was prevalent.  Quel mal!

Perhaps, when all of this is over, we can all be clear of what new media really means in a person's life. 
Educate yourself.   Support the writers. 

Or else, we'll be watching endless of amounts of Shot of Love with Tila Tequila.


[Educate yourself on Forbes.com here.]

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Wednesday, 07 November 2007

Day Three: Writers' Strike

As the strike progresses, another one bites the dust.

Well, not really, but the movie industry is currently feeling the sting.

How are they affected?  Lost bookings for their promotional campaigns.

[Read more about the course the strike is taking
on the Hollywood Reporter here.]

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Michael Scott. World's Best Boss.

 

Production at NBC's The Office has stopped, and actor Steve Carrell has refused to cross the picket line.  Rightfully so, most of the cast are also writers for the show.

As a television watcher, and ultimate Office fan, I'm sad that next week will be the last new episode, but support the writers!

Keep on keepin' on.

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Monday, 05 November 2007

Jon Stewart Supports His Writers


Photo: New  York Magazine/Getty Images



The Daily Show
's Jon Stewart wants to ensure that his writers endure no financial hardships that he will cover all salaries of his writing staff, as well as the writing staff of The Colbert Report, for the next two weeks with money out of his own pockets.

[To read the full article on Portfolio, click here.]

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Fight for you right

Television and movie writers went on strike against producers as of 12:01 am on Monday.

The first to be affected will be late-night comedy shows.


AP Photo: Tina Fey and other Writer's Guild of America
members picket NBC's headquarters in NY.

 

[Click here to read more about it on CNN.]

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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Do you Hulu?

Hulu.com, the advertising-supported online video site creation of NBC and Fox, began privately testing its services yesterday.

Now, as much as I enjoy my YouTube interaction, I'm looking forward to the 90-some selection of tv shows (past and present) from NBC, Fox, and assortment of smaller broadcasters.  Also, with new partners, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sony Pictures Television, Hulu skeptics may change their mind.

So, I think it's about time for me to get my "I Dream of Jeannie" fix, and here's to hoping more networks jump on so I can my "Salute Your Shorts" fix, too.

[Read the article on Wired here]

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