Thursday, January 31, 2008
This One's for The American - Thursday, January 31, 2008
Cause The American (in Toront0) and I share an appreciation for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and I was telling her about this billboard for the Oscars. It looks a lot better without the power lines through it, but you get the photos you can get, ladies and gentlemen.
There seems to be a consensus (around my office anyway) that a huge push will be made to end the WGA strike in time for the Oscar on Sunday, February 24th. Because nobody wants to cross a picket line, yeah?
I heard a news report today that if the strike's not over by Oscar night, the show will go on without all the staging and the stars, and will consist of clips, commentary and "unusual entertainment concepts."
Yikes! Poor Jon. He has to prep for two shows, and one of them has to include "unusual entertainment concepts."
Whatever happens, in my little corner of the world we don't expect to be back up to full steam until about 3 weeks after the end of the strike. Who knows? We're up to two whole days of work a week because the WGA has made some side deals with some production companies, some of whom have sent us scripts. We also do animation, and those folks were left in the dust a while back.
Meanwhile, check out this installment of Speechless. It's in black and white. Classy!