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Hat tip to Village Voice
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Bunch of random stuff I sucked up from thetubes this morning...

Jon Robin Baitz has posted again regarding his being ousted from the creative team of BROTHERS AND SISTERS, and moving back East.  Sigh.  I'm not so sure my dedication to this lovely matriarchal soap opera can weather any more of his missives.  Then again, with only 2 more pre-strike eps left to air, guess it's a moot point.

LOL!  Keith Olberman wades into the madness over at DailyKos!  (1500 comments. Oy.)

This is completely insane.  And probably a viral marketing trick.  I don't care.  (Also have you seen this?  Jesus gods.)

An Obama-Bloomberg ticket?  That's an awesome idea..."post-partisan"...I could get behind that.

This MTV video about the music scene in Brooklyn introduces several cool bands, for any of you locals or music fiends out there.  As a current (relocated) Manhattan resident who loved and misses the 1990s Lower East Side club scene, I can certainly corroborate that Manhattan is an ugly forsaken shell of its former lively, creative self: rich bitches have pushed everything of worth out to Brooklyn.  All that's left here in Manhattan now are wage slaves, rent controlled antiques, and shopping malls.  *Is suddenly reconsidering the wisdom of Obama-Bloomberg...*

This is exciting: an unsubstantiated rumor that the Coachella Festival of SoCal might be planning an East Coast event...*joy*

A movie is being made about girls rollerderby.  That in and of itself is FTW.  But apparently Drew Barrymore will direct...and Ellen (JUNO) Page might star? *glee*  ETA: a day later, Variety has confirmed it: Page is in. *more glee*

Scarlett Johansson is releasing an album full of Tom Waits cover songs.  Who knew?

MAD MEN, which will be in reruns of its first season again on AMC starting Sunday Jan 20th, is being shopped to the networks as strike fodder to air in reruns in the Big Leagues!  Very good news.  Hope they don't have to edit it too much. 
proggrrl: (WGA strike)
This is really amazing...actually I think the red-carpet press will EAT THIS UP WITH A SPOON if the Globe and Oscar writer nominees choose to stay in the picket lines, and winners give speeches from the line.

I wonder where Joel & Ethan Coen (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), and Paul Thomas Anderson (THERE WILL BE BLOOD), stand on this.   Diablo Cody (JUNO) has been actively picketing.  Will the writer-directors ignore the picket in order to soothe the Directors' Guild talks with the AMPTP next month?

From United Hollywood (WGA strike blog):

This press release was just issued by the WGA, moments after the announcement was made in the general meeting (which at the time of this posting is still continuing).

Members will conduct black-tie pickets at the various awards shows; any nominee who wins an award but chooses not to cross the picket line will have the choice to accept that award on the line, with their acceptance broadcast live on the Internet.

SAG President Alan Rosenberg is present at the meeting, and applauded the announcement.


LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild has notified the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions that their requests for an agreement to allow writers to prepare material for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards show have been denied.

The Guild has also denied a request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a waiver in connection with the use of clips from motion pictures and past Academy Awards shows for use during the annual Academy Awards presentation.

In letters to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, WGAW President Patric M. Verrone described the Guild’s respect and admiration for both organizations, explaining that:

“Writers are engaged in a crucial struggle to achieve a collective bargaining agreement that will protect their compensation and intellectual property rights now and in the future. We must do everything we can to bring our negotiations to a swift and fair conclusion for the benefit of writers and all those who are being harmed by the companies’ failure to engage in serious negotiations.”

The signatories producing the Golden Globes and the Oscars are West Coast signatories. The WGAW’s Board of Directors concluded, reluctantly, that granting exceptions for the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards would not advance that goal.

This has apparently been an industry-wide discussion amongst potential nominees in all categories for weeks now: to cross the picket lines, or not to cross?  If these recent interviews with Globe nominees are any indication, I'd say it's gonna be a pretty quiet awards season this year.  We'll see.

Hit 'em where it hurts, writers.

Meanwhile...a tangentially-yet-crucially-related aside: THE PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA is giving the YouTube founders a special award this year.  ROFLMAO
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I agree with Anne Thompson, who agrees with this WGA strike will probably bring a zillion new film/TV folks into the blogosphere. That's a good thing. It's already having an effect on Joss Whedon (3 times in one week! *joy*) and Damon Lindelof, and a lot of other writers.  Most important of all, Josh Friedman has posted.  After 10 months of silence! *glee*

*additional glee about Friedman being the showrunner for THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES*

Not surprisingly, internet/tech guru Marc Andreessen really gets what is going on, down to the roots. The Titanic hit an iceberg 10 years ago, and the Captain is just noticing now. Also, as usual: when Mark Harris is right, he is very, very, very right.

I still say these writers (and directors and actors) should consider what the internet did to the music business.  It's not all doom and gloom.  Many artists have figured out how to make this work to their advantage.

  • This is ridiculously hilarious. And hawt. This is just hawt. (Yes, that was Milo.) This is just hilarious. (You rock David Anders!)  Thanks JK & Adrian, for making my day a bit sunnier.
  • This trailer for Denzel Washington/Oprah Winfrey's film THE GREAT DEBATERS looks terrific.

And BSG fans in the Los Angeles area? What are you doing on Friday morning?
proggrrl: (WGA strike)
Very cool icons of support, from Lexigeek.

ETA: Also some terrific ones by crazyvictoria:

proggrrl: (Colbert BRAVO!)
Stewart Will Keep Striking 'Daily' Writers Afloat
If the writers strike fails, it won't be on account of Jon Stewart.

In a show of solidarity with his fellow scribes, the Daily Show host has told his writing staff that he will cover all their salaries for the next two weeks, according to a well-placed source. He has also vowed to do the same for writers on The Colbert Report.

That is pretty great, huh?

(Also via the above piece I found this: Rolling Stone's first-ever digital issue.  Nifty...if a bit slow-loading.  Stewart's inty is on page 123.)


Nov. 4th, 2007 10:22 am
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This is the most valuable Lifehacker piece I've seen in a while: the top 10 free video ripper/encoder/converters.

I cannot seem to get viddownloader to work for me (mac w/firefox)...but the comments section of the Lifehacker post directed me to zamzar.  This site DID work - I was able to have it convert, then email me, two .mov files yanked from these two youtube vids that I think many of you would enjoy (thanks gdg & folks HURRY to see, as I'm sure they'll be yanked shortly). They play great on iTunes.

Wow.  Let's hope zamzar is not also installing gods-know-what spyware/hackingcodes/etc on my computer...*nervous...paranoid?*
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The Red State Update guys are HILARIOUS - I was amazed that CNN included them in the YouTube Democratic Debate last night.  Here's something even funnier:

[thanks [profile] cordwainer !]


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