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Old 2007-12-12, 23:13
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Oh yeah I know what you mean, I just didn't know what it was called.
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Old 2007-12-14, 15:35
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http://www.pencils2mediamoguls.com/ - They finally fixed that site.
Darkflame, what shows did you support? (and are you responsible for that Smallville skyscraper?)
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Old 2007-12-14, 17:10
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About time
I supported Farscape (still my favorate show of all time).

The smallville skyscraper is probably due to the smallville team starting the rewards for the campagn, and in most news articals they are getting the publicity from it. (eg, "Support the Writters and get the gift of Lex!")
Fair enough really, it was a good idea, and the smallville fanbase got behind it quickly.
I daresay the Lost is attracting a lot of attention for its "Ask questions for the writters!" reward.
I hope whoever wins that thinks very carefully about the questions, and dosnt just ask ones the writters cant yet answer. (and thus have to dodge).

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Old 2007-12-15, 17:25
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Is scrubs on hold to?
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Old 2007-12-16, 11:11
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Hopefully, worst case though it might not get an ending at all !
Scrubs was in its last batch of eppisodes, the studio might not think that resuming it is worth it.
Maybe a dvd will finnish it instead.
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Old 2007-12-16, 14:49
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Old 2007-12-18, 22:41
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The strike has its goods:
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In the interim, Family Guy creator Seth McFarland has contracted with Google to develop a series of sponsored five-minute mini-programs. Rather than residuals, McFarland will retain 50 percent ownership of the copyright. Other WGA members are forming ventures to take their work directly to the internet, allowing them to deal directly with advertisers.
http://unitedhollywood.blogspot.com/
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Old 2007-12-18, 23:13
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Family Guy?! no, don't close the gold mine!!

, I hope nothing happens to Family Guy...
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Old 2007-12-18, 23:30
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That's a good thing for Family Guy (which I never watch so I don't care but still). Instead of staying out of job because of the strike they're gonna work for Google and recieve their fair share of the profits.

edit: I misread, it's Seth McFarland, not family guy. Ah well.
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Old 2007-12-19, 10:54
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Yes, the studios will still own copyrights over any programs, so there wont the alt-distro of existing shows.

Still, fantastic news its started already.
Hopefully the first of many.
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Old 2008-01-08, 23:50
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This strike is fun
Especially now with http://amptp.org/ vs. http://unitedhollywood.com/

AMPTP are such idiots. And they're losing. And it's fun to see them trying to hide that fact.

This feels exactly like promicinpower.com vs. promicinterror.com, only this time it's real.
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Old 2008-01-09, 01:44
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They think showing how much the strike is costing writters supports their argument
Talk about twisted logic. The very fact its costing writters to do this shows hows much it means to them.

And then to say they will never get more then they lost? err..so thats admitting they arnt going to give the writters any perminate increase at all?

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Ha, actually this looks like a front and a symptom of something much bigger coming, wich is the fall of big recording companies as they will become obsolete, thanks to the internet, and the fall of centrally generated culture, in favour of user generated culture, and a liberalisation of copy-right laws. I hope that either this strike widens to all kinds of artists, or that it will generate the ideology, for such future strikes, ultimately leading to the fall of this huge money driven monstrosity, in favour of open source music, movies, architecture, books, technology.
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Old 2008-01-09, 10:12
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Jasiek - I think you're right. In fact I thought of that too.

I love the latest "BREAKING NEWS" entry on AMPTP.org:
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One-off deals do nothing to bring the WGA closer to a permanent solution for working writers. These interim agreements are sideshows and mean only that some writers will be employed at the same time other writers will be picketing. In the end, until the people in charge at WGA decide to focus on the main event rather than these sideshows, the economic harm being caused by the strike will continue.
How is that even a "news report"? Amptp, you're funny

[edit] This is awesome

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Old 2008-01-09, 18:28
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The only point of note on that whole Amptp website was the reality-tv stuff.
I do want to know what the WGA is even dealing with that issue, when its got nothing much to do with writters. DVD and Media distribution this is 99% about.

So they do have a point there.

But just about everything else is pathetic, especialy how they not so cleverly twist stats. (So a writter earns more then a pilot eh? And how long is the average writter in employment compared to the average pilot? Come back and compare data on jobs that have sub-year security and earn other people millions).

Its especialy funny as every time they mention how ""rich"" writters are, they seem to skip over how much that is as a percentage of what the studios make from their work.

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Ha, actually this looks like a front and a symptom of something much bigger coming, wich is the fall of big recording companies as they will become obsolete, thanks to the internet, and the fall of centrally generated culture, in favour of user generated culture, and a liberalisation of copy-right laws. I hope that either this strike widens to all kinds of artists, or that it will generate the ideology, for such future strikes, ultimately leading to the fall of this huge money driven monstrosity, in favour of open source music, movies, architecture, books, technology.
We can but hope.

Allthough I dont think it will all be open-source. I do think it will be a non-centralised democratic distribution of media, potentialy with many companys/individuals also giving fans some of the raw materials used to make the entertainment. (Sanctuary did this a bit...giving the raw instrument recordings used to make the soundtrack, as well as some blue-screen stuff. )
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEUe3UhEbXI found it while lookin for a review
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Old 2008-01-11, 23:04
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Worth reading: http://unitedhollywood.blogspot.com/...ty-tricks.html

Also worth reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert...f_b_80877.html
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Holy fuck...

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Walt Disney Co President and Chief Executive Robert Iger received a 7 percent increase in total compensation in fiscal 2007, to $27.7 million...
http://www.reuters.com/article/indus...32970920080114

No wonder the writers cant get their money, when a president of a company they are striking against gets personally more money then all the writers are asking from them cumulatively.
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Old 2008-01-17, 12:27
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Old 2008-01-17, 18:59
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Same business with the train drivers and the boss of the German Railway here. Caused an uproar, but the owner of the company, our lovely government, didn't do nothing.
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Same business with the train drivers and the boss of the German Railway here. Caused an uproar, but the owner of the company, our lovely government, didn't do nothing.
I thought DB was privatized a few years ago? Hence the name change from Deutsche Bahn to Die Bahn?
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I thought DB was privatized a few years ago? Hence the name change from Deutsche Bahn to Die Bahn?
It is "privatized" but the Government still holds the majority of shares. "Die Bahn" is just an advertisment slogan, it's still Deutsche Bahn.
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I didn't know that. Thanks!
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Old 2008-02-10, 00:30
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Writers go back to work on Monday.

Unless something goes wrong again.
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