Links: Visions of the Future, Flashbacks to High School

Around the Web Wrap Up
Please join me in welcoming SAG member Tanja Barnes to the roster of United Hollywood contributors. Check out her great blog/podcast Writers Strike Chronicles. She is scouring the Internet for our regular "Around the Web" wrap ups. You can also read her full del.icio.us feed here. -JA

NBC Offers Marketers Cash Back for Canceled Globes
From AdAge.com ABC begins reaching out to advertisers to discuss potential changes to the Oscars.

Writers Guild Hits CES; CES Hits Back (Washington Post)
A small but dedicated contingent of writers and fans is spreading the word at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Wynn kicked them out.

What to Watch While the Writers Strike
As new episodes of favorite shows run out, NewTeeVee suggests online alternatives.

Digg, CBS Interactive team up for Political Coverage (CNET)
CBS Interactive announced Tuesday that its CBSNews.com property has teamed up with social news site Digg for online coverage of the 2008 elections.

The Quotable Ben Silverman (E! Online)
"Sadly, it feels like the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school are trying to cancel the prom. But NBC wants to try to keep that prom alive."

Writers' Strike an Inflection Point for Online Video? (GigaOM)
Venture capitalists like to find the "point of inflection" for a market. What will the strike mean for the online video business?

What Kids Tell Us About the Future of Media
Specifically, VC and blogger Fred Wilson's kids.

Recent United Hollywood Posts

- Speechless (And Jokes at the Expense Of!)
- Introducing Tech Jetsam: UH's Technology Column
- Dear Ben Silverman: Prom Is Not Canceled
Benjamin Silverman High School Prom: Thursday 1/17, 11am-2pm outside NBC Burbank.
- ACTIONS: WGA - Send Message to Peter Chernin & FDL - Tell Viacom/Comedy Central Execs to Make a Fair Deal
- UA Already Reaping Benefits of Side Deal
- United Hollywod's First Annual Short Film Contest
The winner will receive an authentic WGA strike poster with over 175 signatures by writers, actors, actresses and directors.
- Strike TV Workshop Reminder
Wednesday, January 9th, 1pm at the WGA Theater - 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.
- Voices4Action
New video campaign. First up: Tony Gilroy.
- David Milch: The Idea of the Writer - Now Available Online
- United Artists and WGA Sign Interim Agreement!
- The Strike Is a Lawyers' Game: How to Play to Win
By WGA strike captain Alfredo Barrios, a former corporate attorney turned writer. It offers insight into what the AMPTP methods and rationale for undermining the writers' resolve.

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