Monday, January 7, 2008

I can see clearly now the rain is gone....

Well, we Southern Californians survive "STORM WATCH"! We don't have rain here we have "Storm Watch"!
Actually, it was lovely hearing the sound of rain while I was fallening asleep, as long as you stayed off the freeways it was quite lovely having a few rainy days.
Today the Writer's were pounding the picket line in front of Paramount Studios and I must confess it's hard for my heart to go out to these youthful looking people after seeing them park their BMW's (or other high end cars), with Blackberry's in hand and singing the blues over Internet Royalties! Especially when I have friends in the business who are really hurting because they can't work due to the strike. People think actors make big cash but I know a lot who are second leads in a major T.V. show and are only making scale. I have friends who are grips, camera men and make-up artists who are not working and their cash is running low. Okay, I believe writers deserve royalties for their work but work that out BEFORE you sell that script!
Besides how much royalties do you think one can earn for a show like "Ugly Betty"? Are there that many people wanting to download such a mindless show?
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10 comments:

Hammer said...

A writer makes about 250 bucks everytime they show a rerun of show that they helped write.

I would figure that during the strike they would be making some major cash...everyone else, set designers, lighting and camera guys get it where the sun don't shine.

Reeta Skeeter said...

:)
Lovely pic that...
Happy New Year!

Bohemian Mom said...

My sentiments exactly. I would LOVE to have their job. I would never complain and never strike. I would be perfectly content.
And they're all like in their early 20's? I guess they don't realize how great they've got it.
Great pic!

Bohemian Mom said...

Oh yeah, and ditto on the "Ugly Betty" comment! lol

Middle Ditch said...

I'm sooo glad that I'm not the only one who can't stand Ugly Betty! Thank you!

We follow that strike closely here. Mind you, as a writer myself I do sympathize.

I opened another blog where I write my scripts down. The blog is called Monique and you can find the link on Middle Ditch.

I'm also add you to my links because I like to stay in touch.

Yoga Gal said...

One plus of the writer's strike is the fact that I don't have to hear about the Golden Globes awards! Do I care watching over paid actors and actress walk the red carpet and hearing their mindless thank you speeches?

Aggie said...

I'm with you on the Ugly Betty thing ... wonder why they bother to produce such rubbish really. Likewise the Red Carpet celeb thing ... we don't take any notice down here most of the time.

minijonb said...

i'm not pro-labor or pro-union... i'm pro-"get both sides in a room and lock the door until they come out with an agreement."

the length of this strike is absurd and it has hurt too many people.

Rachelle said...

The writer's strike is so insane to me. On one hand, I agree they deserve those royalties, but on the other hand - Come the fuck ON already! Settle this!!! It is sad when you think about all of the other folks who are seriously strapped for cash during this time... And I want to see some new episodes of The Office already! ;)

Mandy said...

you liked the last set of road signs I posted so thought I'd let you know I've posted a new batch.

PS I quite enjoyed Ugly Betty but really don't care whether thare are more or not - fiction is fiction - take it or leave it.