Pencils down, support up: Showrunners plan rally

TV's showrunners are planning a show of force Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at Disney.

Plans are underway for a special picket line packed with TV's writers-producers, according to two scribes who plan on attending.

No doubt one reason for the showrunner picket is to create some media buzz by assembling some of the medium's better-known scribes in one place. Another goal is likely to demonstrate that writers at all levels are backing the WGA's actions.

Showrunners have become an early focal point of the 2007 strike. For more on that, click here

–Josef Adalian

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  1. Ed Bernero says:

    Uh — Kit? I’m a showrunner. And, yes — we have stopped getting the ‘producer portion’ of our paychecks. What the hell does that mean, anyway? Just so you know, our deals have all been suspended. Completely. We knew they would be. We are writers. We are on strike.

  2. frank p says:

    The writers must stay strong. Today, I saw Bob Odenkirk walking onto the Raleigh Studios lot. He walked right past the picketers. When one of us (me) said, “Hey, Bob, we’re on strike,” he replied, “I am too, but I have an office on the lot.” To which we replied, “So do we, but WE’RE ON STRIKE!” Everyone has their excuses, but the actions of the producers prove that we MUST MUST MUST enforce this strike if we’re to be successful.

  3. Kit Kat says:

    I wonder if they’ll stop collecting the producer portions of their paychecks while they stay home. Hum. Somehow I doubt it.

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