Strike Watch: Former President Clinton To Mediate?
As the Hollywood writer’s strike continues into day 4, the possibility of a resolution between the writers and the studios seems grim. But could President Bill Clinton be the light at the end of Hollywood’s dark tunnel?
According to a report by Past Deadline (the column written by Ray Richmond of The Hollywood Reporter), President Clinton is reportedly offering his mediation skills to the seemingly deadlocked situation.
Presidents aren’t the only ones getting involved. Actors from the hottest television shows are on the picket line and the Internet, sounding off.
On Wednesday, actors including Julianne Moore, Holly Hunter, Robin Williams, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton and Ray Romano, joined WGA strikers in both New York and Los Angeles.
Jenna Fisher, who plays Pam on NBC’s “The Office,” blogged on her MySpace account, saying, “If in 10 years, everything is rerun on the internet, the current union contracts say the studios don’t have to pay us a dime. And, I’ll be sitting in the dark.”
The creative forces behind “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives,” (Damon Lindelof and Marc Cherry, respectively) also posted videos on YouTube.
The “Lost” producers said yesterday that their series would start airing as planned in February, although only the first 8 episodes of Season Four are in the can. The “Deserate” producers have said they will not have enough new episodes to get the series past the end of the calendar year.
As the strike continues, more shows are expected to close shop.
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