20th Century Fox TV to actors: It’s hiatus time

20thlogo  20th Century Fox TV today sent its first round of letters to thesps, informing them that they’ve been put on hiatus for the duration of the Writers Guild strike.

The letters don’t invoke the terms “force majeure” or “termination,” but instead remind the actors that they remain under contract — and will be called back to active duty if and when production resumes on their shows.

Letter_2 Letters went to actors on dark shows, including “Back to You,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Unit,” “K-Ville” and “My Name is Earl.” Thesps are asked to remain available in the event that production resumes quickly.

Actors whose shows haven’t produced the agreed-upon minimum (usually 6 or 7 segs for new shows, and 13 for returning skeins) will continue to be paid until that contractural obligation is reached; that money is an advance for when those episodes ultimately are shot.

— Michael Schneider

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  1. Sam says:

    Please reach an agreement soon!
    The writers for our project “Frank and Flo” are not even WGA but they say they don’t want to do any rewrites as long as the strike continues!
    Come on! You’re affecting the little (read: unsigned) guys too!

  2. Neon Lights Entertainment.com says:

    Neon Lights Entertainment would like to post a statement regarding the WGA Writers Guild of America and
    A M P T P – Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Strike.
    We are a tight nit company at Neon Lights Entertainment . Please look at the overall picture without the creative input from Writers, no new projects will be submitted and things must change to enhance the benefit too all parties.
    This is about new revenue streams for the Digital Media. Mobil Phones, Internet and DVD sales over these Medias too. There is got to be a Cap. Look at the full pie.
    What Percentage can the Producers share with Writers and both sides have a Win/Win scenario. We don’t want to see anyone hurt.
    Therefore, We are remaining Neutral and that is our position. Please put your Egos in your Golf Bags and stop being Caddy about this.
    Make The Offer On The Table. We’re waiting.
    On behalf of everyone at Neon Lights Entertainment Company, it is important that sanity prevail and we end this strike with a Fair and Diplomatic manor.
    You see, we really need each other to continue to prosper and grow. The eyes and ears of the World are watching Us.
    “Doc” Joseph P. Sinda
    Neon Lights Entertainment Publicity Director
    E-mail Account: neonlightsentertainment@earthlink.net

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