Monday, November 5, 2007

More on the Writer's Strike

Here some nuggets, from various outlets about today's start to the Writer's Strike.

- Here's a story about how the strike could affect stars of The Office. The series is unique in that several writers are also actors -- B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein -- so they'll have a conflict of interest to deal with.

- The Hollywood Reporter looks into how the strike could impact Scrubs' final season. This series has never had it easy, and the current situation "could leave the final six installments of the underrated comedy's 18-episode last season in indefinite limbo."

- As for Lost, co-producer Brian K. Vaughan discusses the strike and why he supports it over on his blog. He gives an excellent breakdown of what the strike means, and even offers advice for what we can do: "Think critically about everything you're going to hear ... especially because so many of the news outlets we all rely on are owned and controlled by the very people against whom we writers are striking."

- The L.A. Times says TV's loss could be a gain for the web, and the strike could bring new attention to online-only shows like Clark and Michael and the upcoming Quarterlife. So there's one positive.

- Frequent strike updates are being posted on this blog, so you may want to check it throughout the day. The latest comes from Tina Fey, who picketed outside of Rockefeller Center this morning. "I hope they realize we're quite serious," she said of the studios. "I think they need to know we're very united."

- Video site is already seeking submissions from striking writers. Sounds a little fishy to me.

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