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Entries by Jonathan Handel from 01/2008

Writers Strike: Will the WGA do a Deal with Lionsgate or TWC?

| Posted 01.03.2008 | Entertainment

A friend asked an interesting question: Will Lionsgate make an interim deal with the WGA, a la David Letterman's Worldwide Pants? The Letterman deal...

Jay's Probably Not Okay

| Posted 01.07.2008 | Entertainment

Leno is writing, he's a WGA member, and NBC is a struck company. Therefore, it seems, he's violating the rules -- if the rules are valid.

WGA Strike: On the Internet, Everyone Knows You're a Hyphenate

| Posted 01.07.2008 | Entertainment

Writers are creating short films about the strike, and seeking deals to make Internet content for pay. If this trickle becomes a flood, it could herald a sea change for the industry.

Directors Should Make a Deal the Writers and Actors Can Live With

| Posted 01.16.2008 | Entertainment

The Directors Guild has been negotiating with the studios and networks for the last several days. If they want to end the writers strike - and put th...

Sunny Outlook for Studios at Sundance

| Posted 01.16.2008 | Entertainment

Several years ago, the Sundance film festival established an Industry Office to assist film industry attendees at the fest, many of whom are buyers sc...

The Directors Deal -- Fair or Feasible?

| Posted 01.18.2008 | Entertainment

The Directors Guild has reached agreement with the studios. Should the Writers Guild accept the same deal, or try to negotiate better terms, and possibly continue the strike for months?

Sundance Film Review: Secrecy

| Posted 01.28.2008 | Entertainment

Secrecy is mostly composed of talking heads, with the interesting twist that the interviewees' names are often not displayed. The intent of the filmmakers is to disorient the audience, and they are successful.