- Family Day! As reported by the AP. They also posted an extensive slideshow.
One correction to the article, and one that's relevant. My daughter's never seen "Snow White." She can name the Seven Dwarfs who hold up the roof of the Team Disney building thanks to a clip on YouTube. The future is here.

- Residuals explained by three powerhouses: Craig, John, and Joss. I love Craig's metaphor of the magic cake. Someone on the Disney line this morning used a similar one that's not as catchy: "Content is like a really good sandwich that the companies can sell over and over." I'm sticking with "magic cake."

- Do you keep up with all of our nation's editorial cartoons? Me neither. But I'm glad someone sent us this one.

- Critic Barbara Barnett is going on a download fast until we have a fair contract. Canadian writer Jim Henshaw is too, but he's also taking sterner actions. United Hollywood doesn't endorse these actions, not yet anyway. We're talking about them and working out our opinions. What do you think? Comment button is right there.


Kimberly said...

I think the only way to make the studios even begin to think about negotiating is to hit them where they hurt - the bottom line.

My hope is that a massive fan-inspired campaign evolves that commits to no downloads, no streaming content and no dvd purchases until after the strike is over and the writer's get a fair stake.

Tyke said...

Yep the only way you can hurt corporations is in their pocket. The question therefore lies, are we slaves to comfort and those all those brand names. I mean a writers strike isn't going to change the world as we know it, but if we can take 5% off the earnings of big media, and they still are "afloat" then we can safely say... isn't that 5% something you could have paid the writers? (and probably actors, directors and everyone else with crappy deals)

Kimberly said...

I notice that this suggestion, where I've made it, has gone over like a lead balloon. Token gestures are nice but really accomplish nothing, but if you want real change you have to do something hard. It would be really hard to not access content on the web. I am really connected to it as part of my everyday way of living. But I want the strike settled, the writers to get a share of the income what their creations generate in the online marketplace and I don't want to yield the possibility of a fall 2008 tv season.