Is the End Nigh for the Writers' Strike?
Maybe! But we doubt it.
Maybe! But we doubt it.
Vulture buddy Nikki Finke is reporting that a "high profile TV writer-producer" who is "also a member of another guild" has been accused of "doing rewrites on his currently airing TV series as well as two projects in pre-production, one of which is still on schedule to begin shooting very soon."
Jack McBrayer was improvising a tampon commercial while guarding an opponent in an imaginary basketball game last night at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, and despite being an actor known for his impressive improv skills, he just wasn’t hitting the mark.
SNL's crew gets laid off, etc.
But what happens if the strike doesn't get resolved? Seth Meyers, "a New Hampshire boy," said he'd probably take a job "shoveling show." Fred Armisen told us he'd be a stuntman, and Jason Sudeikis said he'd join either the Army or the Blue Man Group.
The cast and crew of The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin's first Broadway show in eighteen years, gathered outside the Music Box Theater on 45th street yesterday to stand in the picket line in support of the striking stagehands union and to celebrate their non-opening with $12 bottles of Korbel Champagne.
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It turns out that in the clash between the Writers Guild and the major studios, the villains may actually be Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and every other enormous star capable of commanding revenue-draining participation deals.
As we enter the third day of the Broadway stagehands strike, it's only now that we realize just how serious this all is.
Broadway stagehands union Local One went on strike this morning, shutting down 27 of 35 shows and probably ruining innumerable weekend plans.
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So far, we've been giving the WGA the benefit of the doubt, but this is exactly the sort of thing that could turn us against them!
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