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Hollywood Writers Strike Update

Writers are rushing before Nov 1st..

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     October 24, 2007
Source: The LA Times


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The looming writers strike can take full effect on November 1st, nearly a week away, if the writers choose to walk away from the bargaining table. Guild members (WGA) voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike if a new contract couldn't be worked out with the studios and networks which comes into effect when Halloween officially ends.  As such, Hollywood executives are entering a state of general chaos over films they were hoping to have completed by the June 2008 deadline (when all parties must reach an agreement). You readers know a lot of the films getting rushed into production by the recent news over the past month. Nearly every article had the words "They hope to get it filmed before June 2008" inside it somewhere.

Well, the L.A Times just published an article featuring the movies which could be affected should this walk-out actually happen in November. Movies such as G.I Joe, Wolverine, State of Play, Night at the Museum 2 and many more. Basically, the studios are kicking it into overdrive over the last few weeks trying to polish any and all scripts by November 1st in hopes of being production ready before any possible walk-out.

To read the full details on which films could be affected and which films are safe, click here.

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GeneralDisarray 10/24/2007 1:51:18 AM
Here's hoping this doesn't "reduce" the already sad state/quality that too many current scripts are in.
wasradone 10/24/2007 4:07:12 AM
Really. It would be shame if some of these hacks had do find other jobs. Actually, with the crap that's been coming out of Hollywood, you would think that the last strike never ended and the scabs never left.
Wiseguy 10/24/2007 4:38:18 AM
I don't see how rushing these projects is going to be a good thing. I'd rather they waited to put out the best product instead of rushing it and f-ing it up. Plus there's so much money involved that I can't see this being dragged out too long.
Deadfox 10/24/2007 6:17:05 AM
What? Hollywood has writers now? Now I've heard of everything.
Dazzler 10/24/2007 6:51:06 AM
That's a login page there admin.
wasradone 10/24/2007 8:20:47 AM
Well said, SilverSmith. Short, cutting and to the point. I was going to bring up AWESOM-O 4000 but what you said nailed it.
rgtchtiger 10/24/2007 9:31:38 AM
The strike's going to affect television writers in addition to screenwriters, so that means all scripted shows (i.e. Lost, Heroes, Bionic Woman, BSG, etc) could and most likely will be affected by this strike. I wonder how networks intend on handling this issue since most existing (and obviously new) series haven't finished writing their seasons yet. Makes me thankful actually that Fox required the writers and producers of 24 to have all their scripts for the entire season written prior to shooting anything. Could it be that Fox wanted to make sure that 24 would escape the writers' strike unscathed? And how will other networks, particularly ABC with Lost, handle the strike if the season hasn't been finished writing yet?
rgtchtiger 10/24/2007 9:32:20 AM
The strike's going to affect television writers in addition to screenwriters, so that means all scripted shows (i.e. Lost, Heroes, Bionic Woman, BSG, etc) could and most likely will be affected by this strike. I wonder how networks intend on handling this issue since most existing (and obviously new) series haven't finished writing their seasons yet. Makes me thankful actually that Fox required the writers and producers of 24 to have all their scripts for the entire season written prior to shooting anything. Could it be that Fox wanted to make sure that 24 would escape the writers' strike unscathed? And how will other networks, particularly ABC with Lost, handle the strike if the season hasn't been finished writing yet?
MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/24/2007 10:08:16 AM
As much as I'd like to say the same about the quality of writers in Hollywood I can't reallly. It's not their fault that what they're writing doesn't make it to the screen. Read about Frank Miller's screenplay for Robocop as an example and how it turned out. A lot of authors who wrote screenplays for their own books even talk about how Hollywood sh!tbags them. Anyway, I'm glad the writers are going on strike. Writers are the most underappreciated people in Hollywood. Not only do they have to deal with what they worked on being changed, rewritten, or totally canned they have to deal with almost no noteriety at all. I mean everyone always exalts the director or the actor whenever a movie is excellent but few people will go, "Man that writer kicked ass." I had another point but I forgot.
monkeyfoot 10/24/2007 10:19:31 AM
Burning wildfires. Pending strikes. The ground shaking. Dogs and cats living together...
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