Monday, February 11, 2008

Pencils Up

Strike is Over (if you want it)

SUNDAY 12:30 PM: At the WGA's news conference today, union leaders declared the new contract is "a huge victory for us". Trumpeted WGAW President Patric Verrone, "This is the first time we actually got a better deal in a new media than previously." Verrone credited News Corp. No. 2 Peter Chernin and Disney chief Bob Iger, and also CBS boss Les Moonves, with "being instrumental in making this deal happen" after the WGA spent 3 months "getting nowhere" with the AMPTP negotiators and lawyers. WGA negotiating committee chief John Bowman added that, "What happened to the Golden Globes was instrumental in getting the CEOs to this table. It was a huge symbol." Bowman said it was "imperative" that the WGA "get in on the ground floor of New Media. Henceforth, we're in from the start. It's 2% of distributor's gross. They can't have a business model without taking that into account."

I guess I can't use the writer's strike as an excuse anymore to NOT write...

Meanwhile, in comedy writing news:

< ahref="" target="_blank">Shoot the Messenger tonight, featuring a special surprise guest. You really should be there.

WHERE: The Green Room Theater
45 Bleecker at LaFayette

WHEN: Every Monday.
Doors at 7:15PM
Show at 8:00PM

HOW MUCH: $12.50