And apparently I felt so much better that I ripped through 3200 words in about three hours today, wtf. (Chapter 7, woot woot!) Maybe it was the
NBC, dicksmacks par excellence: NBC fires entire SNL staff; 'SNL' show live from N.Y. but not on TV; NBC sending out force majeure letters to actors ("But it appears the actors and their reps are planning to fight this idea of putting actors on indeterminate hold without pay under a 'too bad we own you' power play").
TV writers, studios to talk.
Evil Lincoln: "And a heads up: take everything you read from Variety with a brick of salt. They're the AMPTP's propaganda machine of choice."
Wannabe writers out of work, too; How much DO the writers make exactly?
callie: "Because there's no problem that can't be solved by sending people a bunch of crap, pencils to media moguls in support of the strike." Joss Whedon explains. I was concerned about the mailroom workers, but it looks like they'll be delivered directly to the CEOs in bulk by truck.
Point the fans to http://unitedhollywood.blogspot.com/, where there will be a banner or button allowing them to click through to buy boxes of pencils. The pencils are plain wooden #2’s, and the company uses sustainable farming for the wood (seriously. They do.) The pricing will be “a buck a box.” (Sustainably harvested wood pencils + PayPal cost per transaction puts us a little higher than the cost of a box if you buy at Office Depot, sorry.) If there’s any money left over, it will be donated to the Union Solidarity Fund, which is a nonprofit for non-WGA members affected by the strike.GE, by the way, is currently in control of NBC.
When fans click to buy the pencils, they can choose to identify the show they are supporting if they want. (This will generate a database of fans by show – among other things, allowing showrunners to thank fans by group if they want to.)
The pencils will be delivered in bulk, by trucks, like the peanuts were. The deliveries will be to the 6 CEOs of the 6 congloms (Disney, News Corp, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS, GE) one by one – we’ll probably start with GE. If we get enough to pencils to do all 6, then we will. If we don’t, we’ll concentrate on one or two.
Jim Macdonald lays out a timeline of the Megan Meier suicide as the story begins to hit the mainstream media.
Whale found deep in Brazil rain forest.
David Lynch's "invincible university" effort off to bad start in Germany.
Rosie O'Donnell fends off eagle attack. Wait, what?
IT ARE SNOW: A lolcat with a twist.
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers arrested in Irish airport.
More Sweeney Todd posters; official "Epiphany" clip.
What the "James Potter and the Elders' Crossing" thing was all about.
Kenneth Branagh Hoped To Call Harry Potter A Son.
First Golden Compass review: “Special effects shine more than the stars”; When Ice Bears Attack.
Beowulf Sets New IMAX Record; Writers Enhanced Beowulf.
Gaiman Previews Coraline.
trailer_spot: 21, Cloverfield, Teeth, Charlie Wilson's War, Strange Wilderness. Also: Empire Online analyzes the Cloverfield trailer; TEH MONSTAR (although, truthfully, Empire's shot is better, if smaller, than mine).
Documentary Oscar shortlist announced.
G.I. Joe , The Lovely Bones Release Dates.
MTV Visits The Set Of Frank Miller’s ‘The Spirit.’
Cruise's Tropic Thunder Cameo.
Bruce Willis Joins Sci-Fi Thriller The Surrogates.
On the Set of Gerard Butler's New Sci-Fi Action Flick Crank.
Will Mulder and Scully stumble across Frank Black in X-Files 2?
Fanboy Bites: Cross Playing Spock's Dad, 'Riddick' Sequel Sees Light and T-Bag Scores 'Wolverine,' 'Birds' and 'Bond' Roles. Huh, no kidding--my mom the Prison Break fanatic's going to be interested to hear this.