25 February 2008 19:26 | YouTube
From the YouTube site:A musical tale of two rival gangs, the Scribes and the Nets, who battled over the young and beautiful New Media during the Strike War of 2007.Made for the fairdeal4writers contest.
Tom Dickson of the Will It Blend video podcast isn’t letting the Writers’ Strike slow him down. One more reason why a video podcast about a kitchen gadget is one of the top twenty channels on YouTube.
28 January 2008 21:54 | YouTube
Ha! An awesome recommendation by a reader of this blog who goes by the alt "Winning Scripts", this video parodies the "Leave Britney Alone!" video. Thanks for sharing, Winning Scripts! Keep'em coming, my friend. Cheers!
27 January 2008 21:34 | YouTube
A Mac vs PC parody. This series of short films pokes fun at Hollywood and the studio filmmaking process. More info at Dobler's Pen Productions.Indie vs Studio 1: FundingIndie vs Studio 2: SynergyIndie vs Studio 3: CrewIndie vs Studio 4: Awards
A favored submission in th FairDeal4Writers Contest. Huh-sterical!
08 January 2008 11:51 | YouTube
Shelly Palmer continues expanded coverage of Media Bytes at CES. I love the way he cuts it right down into a byte sized snack.
24 December 2007 16:50 | YouTube
Today on YouTube, commentary from a professional journalist and some UGC by an amateur vlogger.New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter tries to sort through the causes and effects of the work stoppage but stops short of identifying who is to blame for the heated rhetoric and stalled negotiations.Word from the street: a television viewer's retrospective and commentary of what passed for news in
Read all about it in the BBC News. Cheerio!
From trulydangerousThis message brought to you by the AMPTP.com (not .org -- the funniest story to come out of this strike thus far).
17 December 2007 14:18 | YouTube
From dougebochThis is a silly video and I love it. It got a hearty chortle out of me at the end. This feels like something I would have done in junior high with my friends. Not saying it's sophomoric...I'm just sayin' I'm feelin' the guys that produced this. Yay geeks!
WGA Strike - NBC - Disney - EdgeCast - YES Interactive - NBA Silverlight - IMEEM - MediaBytes 12.10.2007
10 December 2007 09:13 | YouTube
07 December 2007 10:58 | YouTube
From AlonzoMosleyFBIROFLMAO on this one, which was produced a wee whiley back. Kinda hearkens to this vid that came out a few weeks after the strike: A World Without Writers
06 December 2007 23:07 | YouTube
06 December 2007 15:25 | YouTube
06 December 2007 13:32 | YouTube
Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new contract? Apparently writers world-wide are and they are showing solidarity in the WGA struggle as witnessed in the following videos:
06 December 2007 11:41 | YouTube
Clip from the film "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism". Executive Director Digital Democracy Jeff Chester discusess big media conglomerates and how they dominate debate
Yes, Harlan, I'm one of those fucking amateurs that are giving content away for free. And guess what? I want to make money at this game, too. I wanna be a new media whore so badly, Harlan. So in anticipation of when I finally make money doing it, I'll be the first to post it on my website because I own the domain name NewMediaWhore.TV. But I won't do it until I get a fat check. Then I'll invite
05 December 2007 10:48 | YouTube
From TheRichterScalesA UGC new media piece about new technology.I love this one: "There's absolutely no bubble in technology," says Peter Thiel, Facebook investor.And as the writers have been told, there is no money in digital.Yeah. Right.BTW, it's worth noting in that programmers in the tech world are what writers are in entertainment.I think I'll blog this song....
04 December 2007 23:37 | YouTube
This video is entitled "Sorry, Internet"And this is "picket buddy"Both from wgaamerica
03 December 2007 07:20 | YouTube
From EricQuickThough I agree with some of this guy's points, he needs to expand his channel from just YouTube to like...the entire Internet. Here's just 50 of the top video websites now offering content.
03 December 2007 07:07 | YouTube
From paxstereoHere, the host talks touches on disruptive technologies. But he's also talkin' about Time Magazine's person of the year for 2006.
28 November 2007 12:15 | YouTube
From the Huffington Post: A video report on the rally for the Writers Guild in New York City, 11-27-07.
If you've been listening to the Writers' Strike Chronicles podcast, you'll know that I keep asking peeps: "Do you consume new media? And if so, what are you downloading?"The number one answer, time and again has been YouTube.Now if you're a reader to this blog, you'll know I've made every effort to disabuse folks of the notion that YouTube is the only Intertube out there.Now here's a compilation of
23 November 2007 00:25 | YouTube
AMPTP has finally had it with this strike crap and got "24" back into production without the writers...Submitted by Mikeroweshow
22 November 2007 00:34 | YouTube
Scotto Moore gave this talk at Ignite Seattle, a monthly geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing and innovation.The way I see it, disruptive technologies are changing the business model for music, television, radio and many other forms of media. I'm on the same page with the writers in that all artists must and should make a sustainable living for their art and performance. May all artists
21 November 2007 01:37 | YouTube
19 November 2007 20:01 | YouTube
CelebTV is brought to you by Geico!
19 November 2007 17:46 | YouTube
17 November 2007 23:56 | YouTube
As the host wraps it up, he says "you probably cut off half way through this" and yeah, I almost did because his pre-amble was a little belabored. But then he got my attention with jump parties and asking questions like who moved my cheese (cuz like I read that book) and he wrapped it up pretty well in the end. Worth slogging through. You might learn something here.From MusicTalkBiz.
From the Colbert Report Writers.
15 November 2007 15:50 | YouTube
Jason Ross, one of the fourteen writers for the Daily Show, stars in this YouTube video.
Posted by okaplanStarring Seth Menachem & Avi RothmanWritten by a striking writer (before the strike, actually)Directed by Oren Kaplan
As posted on YouTube by wgadotorg, Phil Robinson (Sneakers, Field of Dreams) speaks on the history of the WGA and the confluence of new technologies and the entertainment industry.
From strikingwriter2007 now on YouTube!
Came across a great resource from jdlasica in how to download YouTube vidsThe problem with YouTube is the fact that the videos are (apparently) not downloadable. What if you want to rip a vid to your iPod? There's no portability with YouTube! And because you can't Tivo YouTube's content, you'll have to sneak furtive glances at your computer screen when you're supposed to be temping (at least until
11 November 2007 02:56 | Jessica Golden, Matt Boren, Meredith Salenger, Phil Eisen, Richie Keen, YouTube
This YouTube video is brought to you by laxhornet about a day in the life of "Matt" during the Writers' Guild Strike.Starring Matt Boren, Meredith Salenger, Richie Keen, Phil Eisen, Jessica Golden
From 1WritLarge comes this video from the picket lines at Fox Studios yesterday.
Cue Gwen Stefani: "This shit is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"There's a monkey running around and showing his solidarity for the WGA as they disrupt filming on "Big Shots" in downtown L.A.Thees minkey ees calt Flying Fur. Dunt vurry! Eets ohkay to touch heem. He vill not bite!Question is: Is this picketing? Or is this culture jamming?
Below is a series of videos produced by wgaamerica. They will provide you with information about how the strike began and where it is a week later.WGA Strike Log - Day 0WGA Strike Log - Day 1WGA Strike Log - Day 2WGA Strike Log Day 3 - The Showrunners