Writers Ready to Rumble in Boston





Writers Ready to Rumble in Boston

Boston-area writers and fans will rally and march on Friday, December 14th in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, in an event they call the "Boston TV Party."

The Boston TV Party, presented in collaboration with Cambridge Forum and the Harvard Lampoon, will be held from 12 noon – 3pm, at the Meeting House of the First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge, MA, 02138.

Speakers will include Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly"), Rob Kutner ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Jaime Paglia ("Eureka") and surprise celebrity guests to be announced. Paglia is a Boston resident, and all three are striking members of the Writers Guild of America.

Read the Boston Herald article about the upcoming event >

The Boston TV Party will support the Writers Guild of America strike that began on November 5, 2007. Approximately 10,500 members of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), who are screenwriters and television entertainment writers, are on strike. The key issue in the negotiations is new media. Writers want fair compensation for their work whenever and wherever it is used, including Internet channels, downloads such as iTunes, webisodes and mobisodes on mobile phones.

Following the rally will be a march across Harvard Square to a rally around the historic Harvard Lampoon building. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picket signs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP to 212-767-7843 and leave the number of people in your party.

Parking in Harvard Square is limited, so people are encouraged to take public transportation. The Meeting House of the First Parish is located on the corner of Church Street and Massachusetts Ave., directly across from the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line. Entrance is on Massachusetts Ave.