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BREAKING NEWS: WGA Strike is Over!!!

February 12, 2008 by  
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A word from the WGA Presidents….  On Tuesday, members of the Writers Guilds East and West voted by a 92.5% margin to lift the restraining order that was invoked on November 5th. The strike is over. Writing can resume immediately. If you were employed when the strike began, you should plan to report to work […]

The Strike is Over!! Hallelujah!!

February 10, 2008 by  
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Barring any kind of completely bizarre and unforeseen incidents over the next few days, the WGA strike is over!! Writers agreed to the tentative deal put forth by the AMPTP and the WGA board and are expected to be back at work on Wednesday morning. Showrunners are back to work tomorrow!! On Tuesday, WGA membership […]

Writers Strike: Tentative Deal Reached, Strike Could End by Monday

February 9, 2008 by  
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Members of WGA-East are in the process of meeting to review the tentative deal put together by the WGA board and the AMPTP. Guild members on the West Coast will be reviewing the same deal tonight during a meeting in Los Angeles. If the both branches of the guild agree to the terms put forth […]

TV Podcast #19: LOST & IDOL Return Plus Much More

The WGA Strike continues well into the Day 90s so the television landscape is like no winter we’ve seen before. Kath and I are back to talk about Lost’s return as well as the return of American Idol. It’s TV Podcast #19! Also on the agenda are Friday Night Lights, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, […]

Is the End of the Writers’ Strike Near?

February 2, 2008 by  
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I’ve been refreshing United Hollywood and Nikke Finke’s site (obsessively) all day in hopes of hearing some news about the end of the WGA strike. Sources say that a deal is thisclose to being announced and some think word could come as soon as Monday (I guess the WGA and AMPTP will be watching the […]

The Negotiating Table

January 28, 2008 by  
Filed under How I Met Your Mother, Writers Strike

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER star Josh Radnor stars along with some WGA & SAG buds in this latest WGA strike support video written by THE FAMILY GUY’s Seth MacFarlane. For what it’s worth, I am 100% OVER the strike beard. I want the writers to get a fair deal, I want my TV shows […]

The ‘Adopt A Writer’ Project

January 28, 2008 by  
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GiveMeMyRemote.com is proud to be participating in the Adopt A Writer project – organized by entertainment bloggers in support of the WGA, in association with United Fandom and United Hollywood. Several independent TV blogs have signed on to participate and each will interview a TV writer about their life as a writer—and as a striking […]

WGA/AMPTP Informal Talks Begin Tomorrow

January 21, 2008 by  
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Following the same strategy that lead to last week’s successful deal with the DGA, the AMPTP has asked members on the WGA negotiating committee to meet, starting tomorrow, for what will hopefully be a series of informal discussions leading up to formal negotiations. This is the first time the two groups will meet since the […]

DGA and AMPTP Makes a Deal

January 17, 2008 by  
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The Directors Guild of American and the AMPTP have reached a deal in their new collective bargaining agreement. I wish I could tell you what this meant to the future negotiations between the WGA and the AMPTP, but I can’t. I do know that the DGA agreement could really help or really hurt the WGA. […]

Golden Globes Canceled (Update)

January 7, 2008 by  
Filed under TV Awards, Writers Strike

UPDATE: The Golden Globes have been canceled so here’s the award-related activity on Sunday night. At 7pm NBC will air Dateline with clips and interviews with nominees. At 8pm, NBC is in talks with Dick Clark Enterprises for a one-hour retrospective/clip show. At 9pm there will be a press conference covered by NBC News announcing […]

For the Love of John Krasinski Please End This Strike

January 7, 2008 by  
Filed under John Krasinski, Writers Strike

The WGA strike is still moving forward with no end in sight. I support the writers, I do, but I’m also a selfish girl who just wants her TV back. Does the AMPTP not miss THE OFFICE and PUSHING DAISIES and others like I do? Don’t they care about the fate of Jim and Pam? […]

Josh Jackson is Speechless

December 21, 2007 by  
Filed under Josh Jackson, Writers Strike

By now many of you have probably seen the “Speechless” videos featuring some of today’s best actors in their support of the WGA. Stars like Sean Penn, Laura Linney, Jason & Justine Bateman, Susan Sarandon, Tina Fey and more have all lend their star power in support. If you haven’t seen the vids, check out […]

Hollywood Rumble – WGA Strike Smackdown

December 12, 2007 by  
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What would happen if the war of words became violent. Maybe that’s just what we need to get negotiations back on track. Just let the WGA and the AMPTP fight ‘cajun style’. Check out this hilarious video depicting just what would happen if the two sides came to blows (that’s what she said). Source: Alec […]

Boston TV Party – Join Us & Support the WGA

December 11, 2007 by  
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Boston-area writers and fans will rally and march on Friday, December 14th in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, in an event they call the “Boston TV Party.” When: 12 noon – 3pm Where: Meeting House of the First Parish Church 3 Church St., Cambridge, MA, 02138. RSVP: Seats are on a first […]

Winter Press Tour Canceled

December 11, 2007 by  
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Another sign of the times…it has just been announced that the winter TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour has been canceled.  With major networks like NBC having pulled out last month, and no end in sight for the end of the WGA strike, there’s not going to be a whole lot of new TV to […]

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