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Labor Unrest

  1. strike zone
    Writers’ Strike Becoming More of a Bummer Every DaySNL’s crew gets laid off, etc.
  2. news reel
    What’s the Cast of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Doing During the Strike?But what happens if the strike doesn’t get resolved? Seth Meyers, “a New Hampshire boy,” said he’d probably take a job “shoveling show.” Fred Armisen told us he’d be a stuntman, and Jason Sudeikis said he’d join either the Army or the Blue Man Group.
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    Cast of ‘The Farnsworth Invention’ Beats Broadway Strike Blues With BoozeThe cast and crew of The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin’s first Broadway show in eighteen years, gathered outside the Music Box Theater on 45th street yesterday to stand in the picket line in support of the striking stagehands union and to celebrate their non-opening with $12 bottles of Korbel Champagne.
  4. the early-evening news
    Broadway Producers and Stagehands Talking Again?Plus: T.I.’s new video!
  5. apropos of nothing
    Vulture Grades the Striking Writers’ Op-edsNot every TV scribe is cut out for the op-ed page. After the jump, we grade some of the good ones, the not-so-good ones, and the one by Jay Leno.
  6. apropos of nothing
    Is Ellen DeGeneres a Scab?Yes.
  7. strike zone
    Strike-News Roundup: Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminate the Strike?Plus: Who are the first scabs? The answer may surprise you!
  8. apropos of nothing
    Confirmed: Will Smith Almost Completely to Blame for Writers StrikeIt turns out that in the clash between the Writers Guild and the major studios, the villains may actually be Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and every other enormous star capable of commanding revenue-draining participation deals.
  9. apropos of nothing
    Broadway Stagehands Strike Has Devastating Impact on Duran DuranAs we enter the third day of the Broadway stagehands strike, it’s only now that we realize just how serious this all is.
  10. strike zone
    Broadway Stagehands Strike: What to See NowBroadway stagehands union Local One went on strike this morning, shutting down 27 of 35 shows and probably ruining innumerable weekend plans.
  11. strike zone
    Strike-News Roundup: Is This Thing Over Yet?News about Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno!
  12. strike zone
    Strike Is Actually Kind of Fun, Says Picketing WriterFree cupcakes!
  13. strike zone
    Sign Watch: Katherine Heigl Not As Funny As Patricia HeatonIt’s true!
  14. the early-evening news
    Prince Will Not Rest Until Everyone Stops Paying Attention to HimPlus: Michael Eisner thinks the writers are stupid!
  15. the take
    Will the 2009 Season of ‘Lost’ Be Even Longer and More Confusing Than Usual?So far, we’ve been giving the WGA the benefit of the doubt, but this is exactly the sort of thing that could turn us against them!
  16. strike zone
    Writers Strike Reality Sets InHollywood and Christmas are both doomed!
  17. strike zone
    Today’s Writers-Strike Picket Line Not As Much Fun As Yesterday’sAlas, there were no celebrities, no chanting, and no candy.
  18. strike zone
    Are Celebrities Doing Enough for the Striking Writers?As the writers strike continues into its second day, it’s time we asked the hard question that’s surely on everyone’s mind: Are celebrities doing enough?
  19. strike zone
    Laugh Lines From the Picket LinesHilarious strike news!
  20. strike zone
    On ‘SNL’, The Writers Launch Their Charm OffensiveAnd Jon Stewart too!
  21. strike zone
    Update: Tina Fey Not a Scab!We’ve got photographic proof.
  22. strike zone
    Who Will Be the First Scabs?Will B.J. Novak come to work today?
  23. strike zone
    The Strike Has Begun!Anyone seen any picketers yet?
  24. the early-evening news
    Run, Forrest, Run, But No Headphones Allowed!Plus news about the Indy set thief, Duane “Dog” Chapman, and the writers strike.
  25. the take
    Stagehands Union Boss Thomas Short Is the Hero Weary Reporters Have Hoped For… with a baseball bat?!
  26. countdown
    Hollywood Labor Update: Writers Strike Called!After a last-minute offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to materialize before the Writers Guild’s contract expired Wednesday, WGA leaders last night announced plans to strike last night.
  27. countdown
    Hollywood Labor Update: Writers Guild Contract Expires! Strike Imminent!Writers Guild contract negotiations broke down last night before the midnight deadline, presumably so members of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers could go trick-or-treating.
  28. countdown
    Hollywood Labor Update: Writers Strike Delayed?Today’s the big day! The Writers Guild’s contract expires at midnight tonight, which means they have only a few short hours to negotiate a new one with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers before a strike is called and Hollywood crumbles into the Pacific Ocean, never to be heard from again.
  29. the early-evening news
    Whenever There Is Trouble, G.I. Clooney Is TherePlus news on Samantha Who?, Jack Bauer, and the U.S. version of Spaced.
  30. countdown
    Hollywood Labor Update: Writers Strike Probably Going to HappenIt’s true!
  31. countdown
    Hollywood Labor Update: Writers-Strike Talks Break Down Over Chair ShortageNot a chair shortage!
  32. apropos of nothing
    Writers Guild Strike Means Next Year’s Movies Could Make Even Less Sense Than This Year’sWith the seemingly inevitable Writers Guild strike set to immobilize the TV and movie industries on November 1, Hollywood’s screenwriters are rushing to complete work on scripts before their contract expires next Wednesday.
  33. the take
    Entertainment Labor Update: Strikes Okayed on Both Costs, TV Networks Overjoyed!While wildfires filled Hollywood skies with smoke and obvious metaphor, entertainment labor strikes were authorized on both coasts over the weekend.
  34. countdown
    Entertainment Labor Update: Things Finally Happen!Hold on to your hats, folks, because in the topsy-turvy world of entertainment labor unrest, today’s news is just about as exciting as it gets.
  35. the take
    Union Chief Thomas Short Makes Labor Unrest Fun AgainThe IATSE chief is suddenly involved in labor fights on both coasts, and he’s having a grand old time doing it.
  36. apropos of nothing
    Why Is Entertainment Labor Unrest So Freaking Boring?Couldn’t the stagehands work all night to build an enormous gallows spanning 45th Street and hang the producers in effigy?
  37. the take
    Will Hollywood Collapse on Halloween? Translating Today’s ‘Variety’ Story on the WGA Contract Deadline“Your mom was unresponsive.”
  38. the best part
    Burn, Tinseltown, Burn!: Translating Today’s ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Story on the Coming Labor UnrestWill the coming labor difficulties in Hollywood — including potential strikes by the Writers Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Directors Guild — result in the rushed green-lighting of not-ready-for-the-screen pieces of shit?