Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Darth Mode, Feb 8, 2008.
What does this mean for LOST....that's all I care about.
Hmmm. The writers struck for munfs and munfs, and after all that lost work the media companies will have "small" write-downs as a result. I thought that the writers were overpaid to begin with!?
Don't be surprised when this "deal" gets shot down by the writers for being a piece of shit and then the studio people blaming it on the writers. Standard tactic... "Ohhh, we were being VERY reasonable with the writers, as we had been all along, and it's THEIR fault that they're greedy and the strike continues!"
I'm happy that the strike is over. Would I be labeled crazy to ask, is there something weird about the strike coming to an end 3 days after the Califorina primary? Edit: Okay maybe I have too much free time on my hands.
Obama only cares about black people!
They did it to bring the country back together after the Louisiana shooting, the tornado and to honor the NEW YORK GIANTS FOR HAVING THE KICKASSINGEST SUPER BOWL EVER!!!!!!!!!!! W0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000T!
yay, new reaper and pushing daises should be coming soon
And Hollywood breathes a sigh of relief, knowing that their self congratulatory ass kissing marathon better known as the Oscars will now go off without a hitch. Personally thats what I think really got this moving in the past few weeks, regardless of all of the deals with the smaller studios are the DGA agreement.
THE STRIKE IS NOT OVER
Eisner has been out of Disney for four years.
He is not negotiating
The WGA hasn't presented its members with the details. Which they were supposed to do today. The meetings are tomorrow. The WGA needs 10000 members to vote in the new contract to ratify it. The WGA board who called the strike, can call off the strike temporarily, which will most likely save the academy awards and get people back to work at least temporarily, but until it's agreed upon, it is not over.
Here's a timeline of what went on today from deadline hollywood
It may not be officially over but it might as well be, at least according to tvguide.com and other outlets. They already have tentative schedules up already.
Looks like there are a bunch of overeager gooses out there.
24 is basically fucked at this point anyway, so all I really care about is "The Office".
I smell a bit
It is close, but still not done. This explains what's going on now pretty well. The reason that there are tentative schedules being set up by production companies is that they need to make sure all the actors are back to film the episodes. I've heard about start dates for many shows, but none of this will happen if the strike isn't over.
The WGA East meets at 2pm eastern time, that's 11am out here, will this be done by then? It really has to be, but who knows what games the AMPTP will keep trying to play. We do have until 7pm tomorrow night west coast time for the WGA West meeting.
Also remember TV Guide and other news outlets are the same ones telling us how great the talks were starting again the week after Thanksgiving, and were blaming the WGA for backing out after December 7th, when it finally came out it was the AMPTP who walked out. The studios have hundreds of publicists sitting around with nothing better to do than to tell everyone it's over.
This strike has gone on this long because the studios want to cut production deals they signed with companies that didn't deliver. They've cut over 80, it would of been a lot more if powerful agents and lawyers didn't back up their clients.
It's a game for the studios to tell everyone it's over when it isn't. Get everyone to believe it, then make the writers look back when it doesn't end.
Tick, tock, tick, tock...
Exactly. I'll believe it when http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/ says it's so.
Take it for what its worth, but tvguide.com is posting that a tentative deal has been reached between the writers and the studios :
A tentative deal between the studios and the board of the WGA East and West, now they need 10,000 WGA members to vote for it.
Tonight might be pretty messy out here.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed but who knows most writers are crazy.
And some of these "budgets" in it for online programing to be covered, HA. They are so out of whack. I don't see anyone paying this kind of money for online programming anywhere.
i could care less, i have years worth of series to watch for the first time off of netflix.
Writers Signal Support for Studio Offer
By LYNN ELBER,Associated Press
Posted: 2008-02-10 02:58:44
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood writers on Saturday gave resounding support to a tentative agreement with studios that could end a strike that has crippled the entertainment industry. However, it appeared the approval process might briefly delay their return to work.
About 3,500 writers packed the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to hear from union leaders about the proposed deal that was finalized just hours before meetings were held on both coasts by the Writers Guild of America.
A person familiar with the guild's plan, who requested anonymity because of a media blackout, said the WGA board would meet Sunday and decide on whether to authorize a quick, two-day vote of its members to determine if a strike order should be lifted.
Giving writers a 48-hour window to vote on lifting the strike order would help alleviate concerns that the agreement was being pushed too rapidly by the guild's board.
If guild members support lifting the strike order, they could return to work as early as Wednesday.
"The feeling in the room was really positive," said screenwriter Mike Galvin, adding that no one at the Los Angeles gathering said the deal "was crummy."
Compensation for projects delivered via digital media was the central issue in the 3-month-old walkout, which idled thousands of workers, disrupted the TV season and moviemaking and took the shine off Hollywood's awards season.
"I believe it is a good deal. I am going to be recommending this deal to our membership," Michael Winship, president of the Writers Guild of America, East, told reporters before the New York meeting at a Times Square hotel.
Winship said afterward that he was encouraged by the membership's response.
"We had a very lively discussion. I'm happy with what happened. ... At the moment, I feel strongly it (the proposed deal) has a strong chance of going through," he said.
Writers leaving the two-hour-plus New York meeting characterized the reaction as generally positive and said there was cautious optimism that the end of the strike - the guild's first in 20 years - could be near.
Carmen Culver, a film and TV writer, lauded the guild "for hanging tough."
"It's a great day for the labor movement. We have suffered a lot of privation in order to achieve what we've achieved," Culver said.
Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker ("Bowling for Columbine") and a nominee this year for his health-care film "Sicko," attended the New York meeting.
"It's a historic moment for labor in this country," Moore told The Associated Press.
Winship cautioned that it was not a "done deal" until the contract is ratified by members who need to be polled by mail in a process that usually takes two weeks.
An outline of the three-year deal was reached in recent talks between media executives and the guild, with lawyers then drafting the contract language that was concluded Friday.
According to the guild's summary, the deal provides union jurisdiction over projects created for the Internet based on certain guidelines, sets compensation for streamed, ad-supported programs and increases residuals for downloaded movies and TV programs.
The writers deal is similar to one reached last month by the Directors Guild of America, including a provision that compensation for ad-supported streaming doesn't kick in until after a window of between 17 to 24 days deemed "promotional" by the studios.
Writers would get a maximum $1,200 flat fee for streamed programs in the deal's first two years and then get a percentage of a distributor's gross in year three - the last point an improvement on the directors deal, which remains at the flat payment rate.
"Much has been achieved, and while this agreement is neither perfect nor perhaps all that we deserve for the countless hours of hard work and sacrifice, our strike has been a success," guild leaders Winship and Patric Verrone, head of the Writers Guild of America, West, said in an e-mailed message to members.
Great, it's over just in time for SAG to strike.
I wonder if SAG strikes if that might affect Lil' Jimmy and other comedians...
Writers react to the tentative resolution :
Good to see that the writers who were force majeured out of their jobs will be allowed back to work.