Writer's Strike Is Tentatively Over: We Are Back To Work

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
February 13, 2008 2:54pm CST
My son was getting rather antsy about not working. Our little piece of Hollywood is small indeed but the work was steady before the strike. Financially we weren't affected as much as the caterers, drivers, teachers, Production Assistants who take care of our kids, carpenters, painters, and so on. Any money my son makes from acting jobs goes straight into his coogan account and savings. I have many friends in the business including writers (therefore I understood their cause), and they are all glad to be back at work. So here's to no more re-runs, to good food, safe driving and taxes. LOL.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
Isn't it wonderful? I heard it on the news last night and was very happy. I'm so tired of reruns it's not even funny! You son writes? That is so cool. I'm working on a book do you think he could help? Just kidding.....kinda. LOL
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Hey GGF (sorry I just got lazy), no my son acts and I write. Hehehehe. He gets the jobs though and I'm still hunting for one. Got a few connections but nothing to holler about. I do, however, get a nice education when I'm on set with him. What kind of book are you writing? Are you in a writer's critique group? Let me know. Don't give up.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
13 Feb 08
Oh btw, I did want to send everybody the link to my news story about the strike. Just in case you were interested . . . http://ourbooksandstuff.blogspot.com/2008/02/writers-strike-over-we-are-back-to-work.html . Phew, that's a long link. I get paid for this stuff, it's a living.
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• United States
14 Feb 08
I'm writing a book about a lady who was sexually abused by bio-dad and beaten and locked up by bio-mom and still came out an ok person. I know, it sounds corny but, so far it's going pretty good. I went to your blog. Pretty cool!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Feb 08
about time to huh got to put those other people to work! and I was getting tired of reruns but I hope they got the package they wanted !
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Yes, thousands of jobs were at stake and I would love to hear what people did to supplement income. I know the paramedics and police officers were probably fine but caterers and drivers etc. probably had a hard time finding jobs. Well, it's over and I think the writers are finally getting paid for all those shows being shown on the internet and they must be getting a cut from DVD sales etc.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Feb 08
hopefully they will get paid fro m them
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
21 Feb 08
The writers strike did not really affect me. I do not watch a lot of television. I find that I can buy movies on DVD and watch what I want when I want as much as I want. I do not have to worry about commercials. I also got tired of watching reruns so much. So when the writers decided they wanted more money it did not effect me. I think that everyone wants more money. I think that if people did not watch the television shows then the writers would not have a job to begin with. There are tons of reality shows on that do not need writers. Now I understand the actors contracts are coming up too so I guess we will have another strike and more reruns. I will stick to my collection of shows on dvd.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
21 Feb 08
Hehehehe, I hear you my friend. It's kind of ironic though. You said you buy movies on DVDs. That is exactly one of the reasons the writers were striking. They got paid lousy for these. All they wanted was 8cents per sale, I believe. It is, after all, a movie written by them. Also, next time you watch a reality show check out the credits. You might find a writer's name flashing by.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I am pretty happy that the writters strike is over. Because now where going to get more episodes of our favorite shows this year. Like my favorite show smallvile. Was going to only have 15 episodes this year because of the writers strike. Now its going to have 20 episodes this season, thats 2 less then usal but ill take it. But I am dissapointed too because shows like connan and lenno have been awsome since they came back now its just going to go back to making fun of daily events and stuff.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Yes, we were all getting a little tired of those re-runs. Jay Leno might be in trouble with the Writer's Guild though. Good luck to him. I didn't watch him during the strike. Was it better than usual?
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I'm glad its over and several of my friends are back to work. They were tired of standing on the picket line. I know not every show is getting more episodes, but I'm glad some shows will be new again.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Feb 08
I feel for your friends, Fishmomma. I'm glad they stuck it out and I hope they got the best deal possible.