Patric Verrone Speaks to the FCC

In doing an Internet search on a related topic, I found this testimony made earlier this fall by Patric Verrone to the FCC. I thought it's worth blogging here. Testimony of Patric M. VerronePresident, Writers Guild of America, WestFederal Communications CommissionHearing on Media Ownership RulesChicago, IllinoisSeptember 20, 2007Chairman Martin, commissioners, fellow panelists, and members of the audience.
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Writer Boi WGA

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WSC Show #17 - Interview with Toni Perling

Today we talk to Toni Perling about reality television programming.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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WSC Show #16 - Food Stylists: Nancy and Philip

In this episode we go to the Labor Solidarity march and rally and talk to Nancy and Philip, two food stylists who are affected by the strike.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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United Hollywood Live

It's great to witness members of the WGA get with it and incorporate new technology in their campaign for fair pay against big media conglomerates.Join them live right this very minute on Now Live Social Broadcasting.Last September, I got to experience the Now Live UI when they came to the New Media and Podcast Expo held in Ontario. (Wait 'til next year: Las Vegas, baby. Woo hoo!)About NowLive™NowLive
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Studio heads try to produce "24" without writers

AMPTP has finally had it with this strike crap and got "24" back into production without the writers...Submitted by Mikeroweshow
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WSC Show #15 - Solidarity and Support

In this episode we hear some of the voices of the men and women from several different unions, guilds, and organizations who came to support and participate in the Labor Solidarity with Writers' March and Rally that took place last Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Make Art, Not Content

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
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WGA-East President Michael Winship On Democracy Now

Cut and pasted from today's Democracy Now:Writers Strike Enters Third Week in Divide Over Online ContentListen to Segment || Download Show mp3Watch 128kstreamWatch 256k streamPrinter-friendly version Email to a friend Purchase Video/CDThe strike has been felt across the entertainment industry, putting daily talk shows, sitcoms and dramas on hiatus due to a lack of scripts. The Writers Guild
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The Mighty Pencil - HOW TO SUPPORT THE WRITERS

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WSC Show #14 - Interview with B. Mark Seabrooks

In this episode, we talk to B. Mark Seabrooks. Following his interview we’ll hear Alicia Keys kick off the Labor Solidarity with Writers March and Rally that took place on Hollywood Boulevard yesterday.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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UnitedHollywood Puts A Shout Out For Media Coverage

United Hollywood just posted a shout out to let the news media know where to find them today. They also lamented how the rally two weeks ago went under reported.I'm like: what do you expect? Are they really calling upon the Mainstream Media, which is owned by the media conglomerates of which they are striking against, to give them fair and balanced coverage? They freakin' control the flow of news
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