Celeb Looking for More Info on the Strike?
posted by November 6 at 1:37 AMon
Yesterday I posted some of Didion’s writing about the 1988 writers’ strike in Hollywood as a way of providing some perspective on writers’ strikes in general and/or jumpstarting a conversation about Didion in general (favorite topic of yours truly). Nevertheless, all that the commenters wanted to talk about were the particulars of the current strike.
So it seems worth mentioning that if for whatever reason you really do care about the strike, you shouldn’t be reading Slog. You should be reading Nikki Finke’s blog.
It’s got everything—the number of writers who were striking on day one, broken down by employer; news about the specific ways celebrities are supporting the writers (Patricia Arquette was delivering Starbucks coffee and pastries to the picketers); the statement of support from Barack Obama (this is “a test of whether media corporations are going to give writers a fair share of the wealth their work creates or continue concentrating profits in the hands of their executives”); a photo of Tina Fey holding a protest sign; anecdotal stuff about what the executives are going through—
I heard from someone who works in Fox Television that the honking horns were driving all the executives crazy. They were screaming in the halls about it, and couldn’t get any work done. SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
—and much, much more.