This pic snapped by Jeffrey Berman is my favorite from yesterday's exorcism at Warners. Congrats to Jace, Scott and the Horror Writers for pulling this together. And horror folks: I hope you're ready with some AMPTP voodoo dolls if these reports of foot dragging and stall tactics are true.
- Yesterday also saw a big labor solidarity rally in New York's Washington Square Park. There's coverage and video at the Huffington Post.
- We're happy to add your strike photos to our Flickr pool if you don't have one of your own. Just email the shots to unitedhollywood [at] gmail [dot] com. Here is an RSS feed of all photos from Flickr users who've added UH as a contact. There's great stuff in there. I don't know much about SmugMug or Photobucket, but if you do, post links to strike-related tags in the comments!
- The latest "Speechless" is directed by Paul Haggis and features (deep breath) Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, Dulcy Rogers, Marguerite Moreau, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Deitrich Bader, Olivia Wilde, Marcia Cross, Chris Redman, Josh Brolin, Jenna Elfman, Elizabeth Pena, Polly Shannon, Kamala Lopez and James Franco.
All "Speechless" videos:
- Members Speak!
Pamela Ribon, aka "Pamie" has been blogging about the strike and sharing email from her readers in a series of "Inbox" posts.
Comic Book Resources takes a look at how the strike affects the comics industry and includes a FAQ from comics writer and WGA member Brian K. Vaughan.
Doug Gordon became a WGA member by working for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" during its heyday. He's written a personal essay in support of the strike onSalon.com.
If ever there was a time when I valued my WGA membership the most, it was when I wasn't working. Thanks to the Guild's qualification policy, I had earned enough during my time at "Millionaire" to keep my health insurance for another year. When that ran out, I held onto the WGA's excellent coverage by making COBRA payments. That ends next month, almost four years to the day after I wrote my last trivia question.
- Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax is a very cool new arthouse/rep program from the people behind Family, the "curated bookstore," just down the street. And for the duration of the strike, WGA members get in free.
- As Helen A.S. Popkin argues on MSNBC.com, if the conglomerates can't offer a fair deal and get everyone back to work, the Internet could eat our collective lunch... even if some content on there makes you want to lose your lunch. (And no, I couldn't make it all the way through the infamous video she refers to. I lasted longer than most, but even I have my limits.)