3,800 Writers, No Trauma

The following recounting is written by Michael R. Perry, who was a guest on the Writers' Strike Chronicles podcast a few weeks back. I met up with Perry today for the WGA's vote on whether to lift the strike earlier this afternoon. I asked him to share with me what happened on Saturday night when the leadership of the WGA took the proposed contract to the membership and so he sent this to me. It
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WSC Show #96 *SPECIAL EDITION* - Press Conference with Patric Verrone, President of the WGA West

In this special edition of the Writers' Strike Chronicles podcast, we’ll hear Patric Verrone, President of the WGA West, speaking at a press conference earlier this evening at the Writers Guild Theater. The press conference took place around 7:00 p.m. following the vote by the WGA membership on whether or not to lift the strike. Please note, there is some interference with the recording from
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WSC Show #95 - Interviews with Brooks Wachtel, Bill Taub, and Steve Leiva

In today’s episode I meet up with writers Brooks Wachtel, Bill Taub, and Steve Leiva to hear stories about what happened at the "Big Meeting" they attended this past Saturday. Then we'll hear how they felt about the proposed contract. Recorded Monday, 11 February 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Hulu Opening Up To More Users

The website Hulu -- the so-called YouTube killer (not!) -- is opening itself up to new users. It's still in beta but who cares? Personally, I haven't given it a second thought after checking it out over the holidays because it features ad supported programming of NBC and News Corp content. I think it's obvious why I've been ignoring it. At any rate, I have 9 invitations to give away. Hit me up
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WSC Show #94 - Interviews with Michael Tabb, Bill Taub and Garrick Dowhen

Today's episode is a wrap up of a series of recordings made at the last big picketing event in front of Disney Studios. Here we’ll talk to strike captain Michael Tabb and writers Bill Taub and Garrick Dowhen. Recorded Thursday, 7 February 2007.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Breaking News!

United Hollywood is reporting that the WGA is having a press meeting in about 4 minutes. God damn it! FFS!Oh well. ...
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What happened? What's the story? What's the deal?

Wow, did I get an insight from writers and strike captains who e-mailed me to tell me how it went down at the Big Meeting last night! Go read what professional writers and story tellers have to say at United Hollywood. They can tell it so much better than any crappy ass cut and paste job I could do in this blog.So, since I wasn't there, I can only blog about what I did last night instead. For those
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WSC Show #93 - Interview with Roy Barnes (Pt. 2)

In today’s episode, the second of a two part series, I have a conversation with my late father Roy Barnes in which he discusses the collaborative process in filmmaking from the perspective of the art department. We’ll also hear stories about what it was like to work with Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Sylvester Stallone. Recorded Monday, 16 October 2006.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic:
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WSC Show #92 - Interview with Roy Barnes (Pt. 1)

In today’s episode, the first of a two part series, I have a conversation with my late father Roy Barnes who served in the entertainment industry for close to 30 years as a member of both the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) and the Set Designers & Model Makers Guild (IATSE Local 847). Recorded Saturday, 14 October 2006.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Dunya Salam" featuring Baaba
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Today In The NY Times TV Decoder Blog

TV Decoder, the New York Times blog covering all things television, recently cross-posted the Michael Cieply piece.Since I knew about the conversation regarding this on United Hollywood, I posted a comment to the TV Decoder blog with a link pointing back to the UH post and asking the Grey Lady two questions: in light of the media blackout, where is Mr. Cieply getting his information and has the NYT
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I Call Bullshit

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSC_6175, originally uploaded by NoHoDamon.< BEGIN RANT >I'm jonesing for a bitchfest. Here we go:I believe it's plain bad journalism for CNBC news to report that Michael Eisner said the strike is over. This is just as reprehensible
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WSC Show #91 - Interviews with Joss Whedon and Monique Darling

In today’s episode I speak to Joss Whedon and follow up with Monique Darling, a huge Whedon fan, and her sister Heather Griffith. Both recordings took place at the Sci-Fi Channel Day for Fans and Writers picketing event in front of NBC Studios. Recorded Wednesday, 6 February 2008. CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com.flickr-photo { border: solid
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