A better case could not be made for what's at stake for all of us who work in the American entertainment industry than a video produced by German actor Andreas Stenschke.
We are watching a global case of bad politics in action. At the tip of the poor-sport spear is none other than Bill Clinton himself. He's taken his ever growing legacy and shoved it right into the toilet.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of gay and transgender visibility, of the importance for millions of Americans struggling with their identity to see their lives accurately reflected on TV shows.
The writers strike may be over, but the ratings pain it caused for the broadcast networks isn't. Nielsen ratings are down 20% so far in February at AB...
Want to know the gory details of the tentative writers deal now being voted on by the Writers Guild members?
Admiration and thanks are plentiful. But I still reserve my awe for the strike captains.
It's not surprising -- as has become clear in the oceanic email volume of these post-strike days -- that many writers turn out to have written scripts on spec over the past few months.
After working steadily as a TV writer for many years, I made a big mistake: I allowed some of my hair to turn gray. In the eyes of those at the studios, I was suddenly too old to be funny.
Most Los Angeles writers who haven't yet joined the WGA and continue to peck away at careers in writing for publication had their moment in the sun during the Writer's strike.
The groundwork for the writers' strike started with something the town rarely notices: a routine, biannual WGA election.
The incessant honking. It was like driving in Mexico City... Hanging out on the picket line with my good buddy Elvis Costello. It was one of the greatest minutes of my life.
No, this contract isn't great. But it has much good, some wonderful, and establishes critical precedents in New Media. And considering the alternative, it saves the Writers Guild.
In a wonderful article, Variety summarizes the last few month of negotiation, and notes that "movement in the WGA talks began when Disney CEO Robert I...
About an hour in, Patric Verrone was handed a note and announced that someone was live blogging and would they please stop it. I was worried that everyone would look to me, and I would have to say, "Hey, guys. I don't even know how to text message."
The writers faced down eight large media companies and conglomerates, and won what appears to be a decent beachhead on the Internet.