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08 December 2007 @ 02:21 am
God fucking dammit.  
Writers and Studios quit negotiations, the strike still continues.

I support the writers all the way. There's no doubt that they are in the right and what they're asking for isn't unreasonable or radical by any means, but I have a feeling this is going to be a stubborn fight. This stubborn fight has already taken drastic turns when our shows have left the air, with nothing new other than shitty reality TV, game shows and reruns, and unless they come to an agreement on some sort of common ground of understanding, not only are the productions of shows being affected by this, but the workers and actors as well. Not too long ago there was an announcement that things were moving along in negotiations, but I'm guessing that wasn't true, and it looks like nothing will be resolved before 2008.

But I'm still being optimistic that somehow, in some miraculous way, an agreement can be made in the near future that makes both parties happy. My predictions are between January and Februrary, March at the latest. But hopefully it doesn't resort into going that long.
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Current Music: Tarbox Ramblers - Ashes to Ashes
Callie ♪: TO: Jim/Pam - Holiday Funbrennans on December 8th, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
This is rather annoying. The writers deserve what they want, and this is all driving me insane. I just really want this damn thing to be over with. Because selfishly I want my shows back. I wanted a Christmas episode of the Office this year cause of Jim/Pam, and gah... This is so bonkers.
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
I, too, am being selfish for wanting my shows back as well. But I also take this into perspective because it's not just MY fandoms, but all shows and television as a whole being affected, and this strike will change TV forever. It kind of makes us, the viewing audience, look at the situation differently since we used to take things like watching shows regularly for granted.

I want this to be resolved and over soon. It's frustrating and annoying and devastating all at once.
I'm the devil. Nobody knows it.: Heroes_milo hayden_looking downsilme711 on December 8th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
*pouts* I finally want to read some good news :( I'm all for the writers, give them what they deserve NOW and us our shows back. But now new Heroes until..I dunno..September 2008? Oh noes....

Renéerogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Wah, Heroes. I want Vol.3 now, not wait until the strike will end, whenever that may be. This all just sucks, really.
Shawna: Oh hell Noshawnalasex on December 8th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Renéerogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
I hear you. WTF indeed. :(
rawthorne on December 8th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
I recently heard that directors are watching the writer's strike with a lot of interest and preparing their own signs. Apparently similar concerns (though perhaps not of the same urgency) are plaguing them.

So who knows, perhaps it'll get much worse before it gets any better.

As much as I'm going to miss my favorite shows, I'm all for reevaluating the way the entertainment industry works.
Renée: Mohinder/Molly. Love.rogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
I think it's a good thing that all writers in Hollywood are getting behind this strike, and hopefully the studios will recognize their demands and try to work things out, give them what they deserve so EVERYONE is happy. But of course, that's my wishful thinking and I'm still crossing my fingers for this miracle to happen very soon.

But you're right, things will get worse before it gets better. This is an piece of activism that is going to change Hollywood history, and I agree: I'll miss my shows (or any new shows), but this is a cause I'm 100% behind on.
Court: Chloe oh crap - liz_guerinwordsleadmeon on December 8th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Why can't the studios grasp that this isn't about the working writers but rather those that aren't and that that's the reason the writers are fighting so hard for the residuals? It's not complicated, is it?

Even Febuary puts us around May for most things to be back to normal, doesn't it? I think I'm kissing the second half of the 2007-08 season goodbye officially.

What's really going to be interesting to see is how things go when it comes time to negotate with the Directors Guild and SAG, because SAG at the very least seems like it's backing the writers and going to push for similar things. It's going to be a history making year in Hollywood...
Renée: Ruby. Deep-fried crack.rogueslayer452 on December 8th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
Dude, seriously. It's not a difficult thing to grasp, and I would've thought that after a few weeks they would've come to an agreement because really, it isn't big of what they're asking. It pisses me off that the studios think they're high and mighty and are greedy bastards for not reconsidering their original "offer" that the writers turned down. It's just, ugh. But I'm glad the Director's Guild and SAG are going to be behind the writers, and hopefully that'll open the eyes of the AMPTP. If not, well, then we're all screwed. :/

This will be a historical moment in Hollywood, most definitely. My predictions is once this gets settled our show schedules probably won't be until like, the fall of 2008. So that means we'll have to suffer through tedious reruns and reality shit.
Court: Veronica pout - liz_guerinwordsleadmeon on December 9th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
It's really not a big thing when the studios are telling their shareholders they're making BILLIONS from online revenue. 2.5 percent when we're talking billions isn't really a noticible dent, is it? And I mean, it's 2.5 percent... they're literally asking for pennies on the dollar here. I honestly can't fathom how the AMPTP think they're being seen as anything other than greedy bastards. Pardon the writers for not wanting to get screwd on internet risiduals the way they did on home video. *rolls eyes* The writers said from the on-set that it could take months, and at the rate things are going, I think I'll be shocked if this one isn't longer than the one in '88.

My one fear over the fact that the Directors Guild and SAG are going to be negotating soon too is the fact that if either of those unions makes a deal before the writers it sucks a lot of the power away from the WGA in the process.

Fall of 2008 at least, and I would think no pilot season for that Fall either. Maybe January of 2009. At least I've got a small mountian of DVDs to keep me busy (Strike programing will NOT be watched by me). Won't be buying any myself until this is resolved. It's pretty much the only thing I can do from Canada besides the few boxes of pencils I purchased... put a tiny dent in the bottom line. Christmas alone between the ones I would have bought for family/friends or recieved myself we're talking at least 500 dollars, I'm sure. Sadly sales figures for At World's End make it seem like I'm alone in this.
Jennifer: sam_omgjenniferkaos on December 9th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
if they don't soon solve this thing, then we aren't going to have much to watch in the box offices.