Monday, November 05, 2007

A Brief Update

Today I looked over some of the notes I got at last week's writers group meeting. I'm still thinking about how to move forward with the New Screenplay, but I feel like I'm 90% or so decided. My gut and my heart just have to finish sweet-talking my brain and my neuroses.

I'm going to use a block of my writing time this week to review the outline, and that's also when I'll make my final decision and start whatever the next phase ends up being.

In other news, the WGA strike has begun.

Of course, being Canadian, there's only so much I can do to support the WGA members. If I lived in New York or L.A., I'd take snacks down to the picket line. But as it is, that would be a heck of a commute.

What I am going to do is this: I'm going to take a leaf from bloggers and professional (Canadian) screenwriters Denis McGrath and Jim Henshaw, and immediately begin a boycott of any and all American television produced by companies that WGA members are currently striking against, including those they're trying to get brought under WGA jurisdiction. That's, basically, everything except news programming.

I know it's not much. But it's what I can do.

Well, that, and sing "Solidarity Forever" in the shower, but to be completely honest, I'd have been doing that anyway.

2 comments:

Rob Clark said...

zefrank returns to speak on the strike: http://www.zefrank.com/zesblog/archives/2007/11/strike_day.html

Stephen said...

Ha! Awesome!

I hadn't seen zefrank before. Thanks, Rob!