Wednesday, April 25, 2007

WRITERS STRIKE COMING THIS FALL?

This is the last thing we TV fans need:

(Courtesy, LA TIMES:)
Anticipating a possible walkout, networks and studio executives are starting to take steps to keep production pipelines flowing. The contingency plans include pushing up shooting schedules, ordering more reality TV programs and renegotiating with writers to turn in their film scripts earlier than usual...

Guild leaders have alleged that studios are trying to scare writers by suggesting they are stockpiling scripts and shows. There has been little evidence of a large-scale stockpiling like there was in 2001, when fear of strikes by actors and writers caused a major acceleration of production.

Get ready for lots more unscripted reality TV featuring the likes of Tucker Carlson, the Pussycat Dolls and other jokers.

These writers had better watch it: they might not be missed. By the numbskulls who live in middle America, that is.

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