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WGA are winning, hopefully...

Great news about the writer's strike in America - it's caused the Golden Globe award ceremony to be cancelled and replaced with a news conference. Two particular things I think are good about this - first of all, surely it'll impact quite badly on the studios if there's less promotion of the Golden Globes, and strikes having an actual impact is always good. But the thing I thought was amazing is that it's actually been cancelled because the actors won't cross the picket line. After the whining that's greeted most of the recent strikes in this country, it's brilliant to see people actually supporting the right to strike, and the WGA strike has the most support of any I've ever seen. Showrunners, writers, actors, fans - basically everybody except the networks is on the same side on this one.

The article above also says that Tom Cruise's independent studio has made a deal with the union, and will be going back to work. I think this is the second independent studio to do so - if the others follow, the major studios will pretty much have to give in, otherwise they'll start losing out horribly to the minors.

Edit: Someone just asked me what shipping was via text, and I sent this response: "Wanting them to be a couple, writing porn about them, etc :-) Started off as a noun, shipper, but can be used in most parts of speech now!" It has since occurred to me that he probably didn't need the etymology and grammar lesson tacked on to the definition...

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sovietkiki
Jan. 8th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
This is excellent news for the writers. :D
luckykaa
Jan. 8th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
The unions do stick together. I think it's mostly a tit for tat thing where the writers support the actors union as well.

As for explanation of words, I always appreciate the etymology, but maybe I'm weird like that.
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