As we enter day two of the strike, news is scarce, hopeful presidential candidates have come out to support the writers and those on strike are turning to Craigslist for new jobs. First off, I'll need to apologize for us not churning out our usual number of posts each day as movie news is pretty slim this week. We're doing the best we can, but don't be surprised if you stumble upon a few random posts as we struggle to come up with content. Oh yes, there are some writers still working. So what's the latest with the strike? Is there a deal yet? And what does Hilary Clinton think of the whole what-to-do? Well, the strike is still ongoing, folks (including writers and actors) were picketing all day yesterday and are expected to do the same today. Here's what Clinton had to say (courtesy of Deadline Hollywood): "I support the Writers Guild's pursuit of a fair contract that pays them for their work in all mediums. I hope the producers and writers will return to the bargaining table to work out an equitable contract that keeps our entertainment industry strong and recognizes the contributions writers make to the success of the industry." Additionally, Barack Obama and John Edwards have both come forward with their support for the writers.
So what are writers doing when they're not on the picket lines? Well, they're on Craigslist looking for new jobs. And it's not just the writers either; check this ad out: "So this is what it has come down to. I am about to become an unemployed executive due to the writers strike. Perhaps my loss is your family's gain. I am a mother of a 5 year old which translates to 5 years nanny experience. I have employed a nanny so I know what's expected." I love the way she finishes her ad: "Email me if you think I might work for your needs. Hopefully we weren't competing for a spec once upon a time." Ha! Nice. Only in LA.
Apart from that ad, there's a couple writers looking to be personal taxis and another ad that claims the WGAW is hiring blacklisted writers to help fill in for late night television shows. In a statement from WGAW President Patric Verrone last night, he said (among other things): "Based on what I saw and heard on the picket lines today, therefore, all bets are off and what we achieve in this negotiation will be a function of how much we are willing to fight to get our fair share of the residuals of the future, no matter how they are delivered." More updates as they come in ...%Poll-5293%