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Zombie Marco








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Posted on 11-25-07 01:26 AM Link | Quote
Take my words, take my script,
make a tee-vee show from it...
It's only fair, why can't you see?
To give re-si-du-als to me...

There's more to this than you and me,
lots of folks make our tee-vee!
There's all the folks who got the sack,
let 'em work and come on back.

Take my words, take my script,
make a tee-vee show from it...
It's only fair, why can't you see?
To give re-si-du-als to me...

To give re-si-du-als to meeeeeee...
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 12-07-07 08:41 PM Link | Quote
So, I don't know who this letter went out to, or where it was originally posted, but this letter has been appearing in various places, so I'll post it here too.


?BEST FANS EVER?
POST 1

I just wanted to say on behalf of the Heroes writing staff (occasionally, ?The League of Heroic Scribblers?) how much we sincerely appreciate what all have you have been doing in support of the WGA?s cause. More than that -- we?re touched by the level of dedication, imagination and understanding.

The emails, the posts, the 1000 Cranes (now looking more like 10,000!)... it?s an amazing show of support. And it means more to us than any award or rating.

Each and every one of us would rather be back in that room on the 4th floor, eyes stinging from the dry-erase fumes, arguing about what Peter should do in the 3rd act. It?s what we do -- it?s what we love to do. None of us wanted a strike. But we all know the issues are vital to the survival of the profession. So we?re in this fight until it?s won.

But knowing we?re in that fight with our fans behind us makes all the difference.

All of us at Heroes have said many times how lucky we are to have the fans that we do. That?s never been so evident as it is right now.

So for the time being I?m changing my Heroes sign off from the traditional one the writing staff uses to end every email -- ?BEST SHOW EVER? -- to this:

?BEST FANS EVER?

Michael Green
Writer, HEROES


Incidentally, I mailed in 130 origami cranes last week.
Rogue
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Posted on 12-12-07 08:33 PM Link | Quote
I wasn't there when it happened, but damn is it still funny.

If you've been following some of the news of the strike Carson Daly decided to return to the airwaves sans writers ("Last Call" had writers?!) and sending around e-mails asking for jokes from non-union family and friends to tell on the show, Carson's show was ambushed last night.

http://defamer.com/hollywood/guerilla-tactics/striking-writers-disrupt-carson-daly-taping-ruining-his-talk-show-christmas-333017.php

Originally posted by The Defamer
Striking Writers Disrupt Carson Daly Taping, Ruining his Talk Show

Having survived a public buggering following the announcement that he'd be the first late-night talkshow host to cross the WGA picket line and the subsequent publication of his hilariously misguided e-mail plea for gag-writing help from non-union friends and family, an embattled? Carson Daly had to know that more sanity-fraying good times were in store for him once he returned to produce new episodes of Last Call without his writing staff. On Tuesday night, a team of striking writers infiltrated Daly's studio audience (an action not sanctioned by the Guild, we're told), briefly ruining his penetrating interrogation of Dancing with Stars also-ran Jerry Rice before security restored order to the Last Call world. A tipster forwarded this firsthand account of last night's shenanigans (there's also an amusing, if headache-inducing, cell-phone recording of the disruption, which we hope to share shortly):

Last night a group of striking writers, including a couple of recognizable names, infiltrated a taping of "Last Call With Carson Daly." The program was wrapping up the final two episodes of the season before going dark for the rest of the year.
During an interview with former NFL great Jerry Rice, a writer pretending to be an audience member heckled Daly, claiming he "needed a writer" to ask better questions. Production assistants and NBC security swooped upon the scribe and escorted him, without resistance, from the building.

A clearly disconcerted Daly asked whether Rice would be willing to start the interview over again, which he did.

After reintroducing Rice to the audience, who replicated their cheers, another incognito writer stood up and loudly declared: "I feel so bad for the striking writers! Can I please leave?" The scribe also pointed out Daly's use of cue cards, plaintively asking who was writing the show now.

NBC security, still expelling the first troublemaker, instantly scrambled back into the studio, then hurriedly ejected three more.

Daly, visibly rattled, appropriately enough had no witty impromptu comments to offer the perplexed audience. Rice was also addled, audibly asking: "What's going on?" A tense Daly responded with a nod, only offering: "I know what this is about."

After that, someone associated with the production took the stage and declared: "Anyone else interrupting the show will be prosecuted." This same person also advised "any other striking writers" in the crowd to "leave now."

Over twenty people scattered throughout the stands rose and dutifully shuffled out. The audience gasped at this. Daly visibly paled.

Ironically, one of this departing group had been awarded a prize moments earlier for being "such a great audience member." The prize was a gift certificate to El Pollo Loco.

Moments later, a traumatized Daly asked Rice whether he'd "mind starting the interview again."

As the production of Last Call shuts down for the holidays, perhaps Daly will finally get a couple of weeks of Yuletide peace; then again, following the unexpected raid on his studio, his vacation may be a tense and paranoid one, where he's too shell-shocked to open his front door and enjoy the singing of some Christmas carolers for fear that some renegade WGA operatives are concealed in their lilting group, ready to torment him with strike chants at his first vulnerable moment.

Xeoman

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Posted on 12-12-07 10:18 PM Link | Quote
His show needs to die.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 12-13-07 01:17 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by XeoLVII
His show needs to die.

I remember, in middle school, when girls were swooning over him since he was on TRL on MTV. I didn't get it then, I don't get it now. Why does anyone like him at all? He's a talking head with no personality who happened to date starlets before they became what they are now.

I'm wondering when this happened, since I was at NBC that whole day and it's possible that some of the people I was picketing with were in that studio audience.

It's other things like this that appear on the show that somewhat irk me: http://www.nbc.com/Last_Call_with_Carson_Daly/video/#mea=178076
Rogue
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Posted on 12-15-07 04:01 AM Link | Quote
Gotta love when Ninja comes out to back you:

Rogue
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Posted on 12-18-07 02:47 AM Link | Quote
So this is funny. The Producers' alliance is slowly releasing images to discredit the writers.

Images that also happen to be grammatically-incorrect:
Ϡ
This isn't about you and your loud mouth,
This is about me and my fucking beard.








Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 12-18-07 04:33 PM Link | Quote
Wow, that's one poor ass doctor, because the WGA is on strike. No writers from the WGA are working.
Rogue
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Posted on 01-11-08 07:44 PM Link | Quote
So apparently starting this weekend, some of the head honchos of various production companies are going on vacation to a health spa in Arizona while the WGA are pounding the pavement in front of the gates and buildings of studios all around the entertainment world.

Those leaving are the very same producers who walked out on the negotiations with the WGA while the writers were formulating a new deal--all the producers were doing was rejecting the writers' demands while not imputing any constructive deals themselves.

United Hollywood covers the producers' get-away pretty well: http://unitedhollywood.blogspot.com/2008/01/hollywood-suffers-viacom-spas.html



So we're 3 months into the strike, the writers off their Christmas hiatus and back to picketing around Hollywood.

Which reminds me, did anyone hear about the writer getting attacked in front of Fox this week? Apparently since the proverbial lay-off clock for the other studio crew workers has been ticking, someone got out of their SUV at the gate and started shoving this writer (ironically for Law & Order) into the street. He wasn't injured, but the studio guards neglected to even come to help despite strike captains demanding their attention.

It's crazy out there.

Here's the current picket schedule if you're interested: http://www.wga.org/subpage_member.aspx?id=2536

Easy way to meet the people who create the things you love. I was going to hit up NBC/Universal today, but got up late. Maybe I'll go on my birthday.
FX

Zombie Marco








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Posted on 01-11-08 07:47 PM Link | Quote
So The Daily Show and Colbert Report are back on. What's up with that?
天国JOE

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Since: 09-02-04
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Posted on 01-11-08 08:55 PM Link | Quote
They want to have their shows back on. They're pretty annoyed with the strike. Jon Stewart on his first show back had a big rant on it. It was pretty good.

Jon is still going well, he doesn't really need writers as much, but Colbert isn't as funny.
Max









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Posted on 01-11-08 09:21 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FX
So The Daily Show and Colbert Report are back on. What's up with that?


Until the writer's strike is over, The Daily Show (with Jon Stewart) will be known as A Daily Show (with Jon Stewart).
And the Colbert Report no longer has silent T's.
Rogue
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Posted on 01-17-08 07:03 PM Link | Quote
Breaking news: The producers wanna talk!!

Source: http://www.amptp.org/

January 17, 2008

JOINT STATEMENT

The agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Directors Guild of America establishes an important precedent: Our industry?s creative talent will now participate financially in every emerging area of new media. The agreement demonstrates beyond any doubt that our industry?s producers are willing and able to work with the creators of entertainment content to establish fair and flexible rules for this fast-changing marketplace.

We hope that this agreement with DGA will signal the beginning of the end of this extremely difficult period for our industry. Today, we invite the Writers Guild of America to engage with us in a series of informal discussions similar to the productive process that led us to a deal with the DGA to determine whether there is a reasonable basis for returning to formal bargaining. We look forward to these discussions, and to the day when our entire industry gets back to work.

Peter Chernin, Chairman and CEO, the Fox Group
Brad Grey, Chairman & CEO, Paramount Pictures Corp.
Robert A. Iger, President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Michael Lynton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Barry M. Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.
Leslie Moonves, President & CEO, CBS Corp.
Harry Sloan, Chairman & CEO, MGM
Jeff Zucker, President & CEO, NBC Universal


EDIT: Disposable Television just posted this video Seth MacFarlane wrote on YouTube:



(Last edited by Rogue on 01-18-08 03:10 PM)
FX

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Posted on 02-11-08 04:43 PM Link | Quote
http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-Editors-Blog/Ausiello-Report/Wga-Strike-Favorite/800032698


At long last, a strike chart you can get excited about!

With an end to the three-month-old WGA strike imminent (yay!), the networks have quietly begun outlining plans to salvage what's left of the current TV season. At the same time, I've been quietly picking at my moles to get a preview of those plans ? the results of which appear in chart form below.

Keep in mind that the following information remains extremely tentative and is subject to change (and probably will). In other words, I strongly suggest you refresh your browser at least once an hour to ensure that you're getting the most up-to-date scoop possible.

24
Expected to return this fall or January '09.

30 Rock
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

Back to You
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future TBD*.

Battlestar Galactica
Returns April 4 with first half of 20-episode final season. Production on second half could start as early as March. Airdate for those TBD.

The Big Bang Theory
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Big Love
Expected to go into production on Season 3 in March. Airdate info is TBD.

Big Shots
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bionic Woman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Bones
Four pre-strike episodes left. Unclear whether additional episodes will be produced for this season.

Boston Legal
Expected to shoot 4 or 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Brothers & Sisters
One pre-strike episode remains. Expected to shoot 4 or 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Burn Notice
Production on Season 2 expected to get underway in late April. New episodes could start airing as early as July.

Chuck
No new episodes until fall.

The Closer
Expected to kick off its fourth season this summer.

Cold Case
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Criminal Minds
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

CSI
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

CSI: Miami
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

CSI: NY
Expected to shoot 4 to 9 new episodes to air in March/April/May.

Desperate Housewives
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Dirty Sexy Money
No new episodes planned until fall; three remaining pre-strike episodes will undergo some tweaking and kick off fall run.

ER
TBD.

Everybody Hates Chris
Twelve pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Friday Night Lights
No new episodes expected for this season. Future TBD.

Ghost Whisperer
TBD.

Gossip Girl
Expected to shoot up to 9 new episodes to air in April/May/June.

Greek
Kicks off second half of Season 1 on March 24. Still awaiting Season 2 pickup.

Grey's Anatomy
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May

Heroes
TBD.

House
Expected to shoot 4 to 6 new episodes to air in April/May.

How I Met Your Mother
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Jericho
Seven episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Journeyman
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Las Vegas
Two pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected for this season.

Law & Order
TBD.

Law & Order: CI
TBD.

Law & Order: SVU
Production resumes in early March. Remains unclear whether episodes produced will be for this season or next.

Life
No new episodes expected until fall.

Life Is Wild
No new episodes expected. Ever.

Lost
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Six additional episodes could air this season.

Medium
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot additional episodes for this season.

Men in Trees
Eleven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Moonlight
No new episodes expected until fall.

My Name Is Earl
Expected to shoot 8 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

NCIS
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

The New Adventures of Old Christine
Seven pre-strike episodes remain. No additional episodes expected this season.

Nip/Tuck
Season 5 concludes Feb. 19. Production on the show's eight-episode sixth season expected to start up this summer. Airdate TBD.

Numbers
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes, only three of which may air this season.

October Road
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

The Office
Expected to shoot 5 to 10 new episodes to air in April/May.

One Tree Hill
Six pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Prison Break
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Private Practice
Slim chance it could return with 4 or 5 new episodes this season. Either way, it'll be back in the fall.

Pushing Daisies
No new episodes until fall.

Reaper
Three pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

The Riches
Seven-episode second season kicks off March 18.

Samantha Who?
Three remaining pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot an additional 4 to 8 episodes to air after the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

Saturday Night Live
Could be back on the air as early as Feb. 16.

Scrubs
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Four additional episodes will likely be shot; unclear whether they'll air on NBC or go straight to DVD.

Smallville
Four pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Supernatural
Two pre-strike episodes remain. Expected to shoot 3 to 5 additional episodes to air in April/May.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Five pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD.

Two and a Half Men
Expected to shoot 5 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Ugly Betty
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Without a Trace
Expected to shoot 4 to 7 new episodes to air in April/May.

Women's Murder Club
Back on the critical list. I'm now hearing ABC is thisclose to shutting down Club for good.

* TBD = To be determined
Rogue
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Posted on 02-11-08 04:53 PM Link | Quote
Hayden Panettiere has supposedly confirmed that Heroes is done for the season, but is most likely coming back for the fall season.

Link: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35569

Tim Kring and Jeph Loeb presented some scenes they had shot of Sylar that were discussed before the strike. I think I posted them in the Heroes thread. They were going to be introducing several new villains.

But one never knows how fickle the entertainment industry can be.


(Last edited by Rogue on 02-13-08 06:45 AM)
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 02-12-08 08:33 PM Link | Quote
I'm just glad the strike is over. Perhaps now we can re-mothball American Gladiator and keep it there.
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