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TV Blogs Go Dark in Solidarity with the Writers Guild of America

WGA supportOn November 13th, this blog and the blogs listed below will be dark in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America. As fellow writers and as TV fans, we are coming together to express our strong support for the writers and their goals. We believe that when a writer’s work makes money for a company, that writer deserves to be paid.

Many writers depend on residuals for a stable income, and that income shouldn’t be based on an outdated formula which ignores the existence of new media and all but a tiny percentage of DVD sales. The talented writers responsible for so much of what we love about television should and must be paid fairly and equitably, and we will stand with them until they reach that goal. For everyone’s sake, and for the sake of television, we hope both sides can come to an agreement quickly.

To further that goal, we are asking our readers to sign this petition and to contact the following television networks, voicing support for the writers and for a return to the negotiating table:


ABC
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
(818) 460-7777

FOX
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 369-1000

CBS
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 575-2345

NBC / Universal
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 777-1000

After the blackout, we intend to continue our campaign to support the WGA until the dispute has been resolved fairly. Since we will not be posting any new content today, we encourage our readers to visit United Hollywood instead for frequent updates about the strike.

In solidarity –

Daemon’s TV
Ducky Does TV
Gabby Babble
Give Me My Remote
Glowy Box
I am a TV Junkie
Mikey Likes TV
Pass the Remote
The Pie Maker
Ramblings of a TV Whore
Seriously? OMG! WTF?
Silly Pipe Dreams
Tapeworthy
Televisionary
TiFaux
Tube Talk
The CineManiac
The Media Pundit
The TV Addict
TV Series Finale
Watch with Intelligence

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Idetrorce December 15, 2007 at 5:18 am

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
Idetrorce

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Tony Figueroa November 16, 2007 at 11:09 am

TV Bloggers need to let the world know what the media is not telling them and show the faces that belong to those names that scroll by so fast at the end of your favorite TV show. I hope to see you on the picket line. Those bloggers, who can walk the picket line, I encourage you to do so. If you are not in New York or LA, United Hollywood has artwork that you can post on your blog to help get the message out there and you can also walk a Virtual Picket Line on Myspace.

In solidarity

Tony Figueroa
childoftelevision.blogspot.com

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bringtvback November 14, 2007 at 9:54 pm

I urge anyone willing to help to check out:

http://bringtvback.blogspot.com

The site is intended to publicize a letter writing campaign that will really target the offending CEOs who refuse to address new media.

It contains all the addresses of the CEOs who REALLY call the shots, has a sample letter and breaks down WHICH CEO is responsible for almost every show, so fans can make the letters specific to their favorite shows.

Please consider helping us spread the word!

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Wayne Dixon November 13, 2007 at 7:59 am

Notice in the last bit, how he didn’t say writers at all. Isn’t the reason we got the first big round of reality shows because of the last writers’ strike in 2002? I don’t want more reality TV. I want less.

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PJ November 13, 2007 at 7:03 am

The whole system of getting paid over and over for a job done once is wrong – the whole industry should go down in pay to match the writers instead.

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