December 22, 2007

Writers’ walkout strikes Baltimore

Ben Nuckols reports for The Washington Times: Members of Baltimore's tight-knit film and television community have a message: The Hollywood writers' strike affects people outside New York and Los Angeles. The final season of "The Wire," David Simon's gritty HBO drama about cops, crooks and corruption has been completed – it debuts Jan. 6. But […]

December 10, 2007

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 […]

December 5, 2007

Cracks in Producers’ United Front

Merissa Marr reports in today's Wall Street Journal: On a recent picket line of striking writers, a giant inflatable pig smoking a fat cigar bobbed above a crowd of chanting screenwriters. The image was classic Hollywood, portraying the producers as a united force of greed. But behind the scenes, the producers are anything but united […]

November 30, 2007

Daytime Writers Show Their Support

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November 30, 2007

An “Open Letter” to Carolyn Hinsey, Soap Opera Digest

Dear Ms. Hinsey, Daytime "scribes" everywhere were disappointed to read your column in the Dec. 4th Soap Opera Digest suggesting that we have no stake in the current contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP, and have been forced to walk away from our jobs simply because we are WGA members. […]

November 29, 2007

Writers Guild Of America, East and ABC Reach Contract Agreement For Newswriters

Writers Guild East and ABC have reached tentative agreement on a new contract for the WGAE-ABC news employees who have been working under an expired contract since January 31, 2005. The agreement, which was accepted by the WGAE-ABC Negotiating Committee, will be put to a membership vote for ratification December 13, 2007 at meetings in […]

November 28, 2007

WGAE Statement on Carson Daly’s Decision to Return to Work

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) issued this statement today: "The Writers Guild of America, East joins our colleagues of the Writers Guild of America, West in expressing our profound disappointment with Carson Daly's decision to return to work. Although he is not a member of the WGA, until now, Mr. Daly has followed […]

November 27, 2007

Obama Pledges Support to Writers

Barack Obama's campaign has issued the following statement: "I have stood with the writers from the beginning of this strike. I continue to support the GUild's demand for a fair share of the wealth their work creates. They are proving that there is still a vital role for unions in a 21st century economy. now […]

November 27, 2007

Statement from Senator HIlary Rodham Clinton

On Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: "I wish to express my support to the members of the WGA and IATSE, as they pursue fair contracts that truly acknowledge their hard work in all mediums. It is my hope that all involved parties remain at the bargaining table to work out equitable contracts that keep […]

November 21, 2007

Dem Candidates Pledge They Won’t Cross Picket Line

We are thrilled by the strong support we've received today from presidential candidates John Edwards, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. We are grateful to John Edwards for his decision that he and Elizabeth will not to appear on The View next week in support of our striking writers there. In addition, his, Hilary Clinton's and […]