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01 December 2007 @ 03:08 am
Fandomosity: WGA, BSG, SPN, Fireflyverse  
Holy crap, it's the 1st of December already. When did that happen? Boggles the mind how fast this year has been going.

-♠- Worth Fighting For: The WGA strikes continues. While still in negotiation talks, it seems that the proposals the AMPTP have been giving aren't going so great with the WGA, and rightfully so. In a shorthand version, the AMPTP just aren't getting things through their thick skulls and it seems that this may take a while before something is properly settled. In addition to that, 80 staff members from the Late Night with Jay Leno show have been fired due to the strike, leaving all those individuals without work. Needless to say, anyone out there who thinks this isn't a big deal is way wrong; this affects everybody, not only in the business but viewers too. I encourage everyone out there to get the message out and support the writers.

-♠- Sharp As Razors: The official Razor website includes a longer and very spoilerish trailer for the extended and unrated DVD release, which is on the 4th of this month. The website also includes clips from the film, along with a sneak-peek into the fourth and final season.

-♠- So Say We All!: Over on Ron Moore's blog there's additional information regarding the potential rewards for sending pencils to Pencils2MediaMoguls: "Mary McDonnell, Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, Jamie Bamber, and Michael Trucco have all agreed to make a personal phone call to fans who win the raffles in their names." This is HUGE for any BSG fan, and also this will come as a positive reward for supporting the strike. Another potential reward for winners is spending time with Aaron Douglas (Chief Tyrol) in Vancouver for a hockey game, and most recently Jamie Bamber will be donating signed and pre-worn towels. Heh, the fangirls squeals can be heard from miles away. Visit Pencils2MediaMoguls.com for more details on how to support the writers and win prizes/rewards in the process.

-♠- Can't Take The Sky: "I, Malcolm" by Nathan Fillion. An exclusive excerpt from Serenity Found, the second essay-book and sister to Finding Serenity.
 
 
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rawthorne on December 1st, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
I am more and more concerned about the strike with ever passing week and every article I read. With actors' pay being reduced to 50%, staffers being fired and no end in sight, I'm starting to wonder what it'll take to get the next season back on track. Or if there'll even be a next season.

At the same time, part of me agrees with a comment made on the article about The Tonight Show. Sometimes, you have to accept that the job you chose doesn't equal big cash. I understand writers aren't treated as well as they should be, but let's face it, that's true for so many professions right now. Teachers, for example. Surely they should be better paid for the jobs they do, but it isn't feasible. The economy is in a bad place and networks are always going to favor profit over fair play.

Personally, I'd like to think this reduces some of their monopoly on the entertainment industry instead. Cut the mergers, cut the homogenization and let's have diversity and competition. Because only then will good writers receive the financial recognition they deserve. As long as it's the same all around they're locked in a world of Catch-22's.

Let me be idealistic for a moment here. Let the strike continue and let the networks begin to lose money. Let advertisers pull out and actors walk out. Let studios grow dark and let the audiences get bored of seeing repeat after repeat. And then, let's shuffle the rules.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. When pigs fly.
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 1st, 2007 10:24 pm (UTC)
Let me be idealistic for a moment here. Let the strike continue and let the networks begin to lose money. Let advertisers pull out and actors walk out. Let studios grow dark and let the audiences get bored of seeing repeat after repeat. And then, let's shuffle the rules.

Actually, I think this is a plausible idea. In theory it could work, but the AMPTP has to register what they already know, especially from the last writer's strike, and my hopes is that they'll recognize how destructive this can get, and already has been for many workers and productions. They know the casualties and they're just being stubborn. So I don't think this idealistic thought is impossible, but it'll take time before anything good can come out of it. And I agree, the more articles and news reports about the strike continue the more concerned I am about where this'll lead to or how it'll end up. It's easy to just say it'll end sometime in the near future, but at what price?
cinandtoniccinandtonic on December 1st, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
pre-worn towels? LOL that's hilarious
bitter_crimson on December 1st, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
OMG, and then I went to the Pencils site and see that you can also potentially win A PHONE CALL FROM MICHAEL ROSENBAUM.

*explodes*