When comedy strikes

Apatow2_2Friday, Nov. 9 ended the first week of the 2007 WGA strike. It was also the night that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the Jack Oakie Celebration of Comedy in Film featuring Judd Apatow, James L. Brooks and Larry Gelbart. Variety took the opportunity to barrage all three striking writers with questions, and a few of their friends besides (including actor Jonah Hill; he refused to comment).

— D.R. Stewart

(Wireimage photo: Hill, Apatow and
actress/Apatow wife Leslie Mann)

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  1. lucky hammer says:

    I thought Shandling’s comment was ridiculous because the WGA isn’t asking for money. They are asking for a percentage. If no money is made, we get nothing. How hard is that to understand? The studios have admitted they’re making money on digital without acknowledging that most of it is on selling ads on their own websites and not payable downloads. Maybe not a lot but we only want a percentage so that we get our foot in the door jurisdiction wise. If we don’t now, we never will.
    The producers promised to revisit the VHS deal which is now the DVD deal decades ago and have refused. Why would they agree to revisit internet in three years? And by producers I mean the “AXIS OF EVIL ALLIANCE”. I know most axises in history are three, but are there only three in an axis? My math isn’t as good as it used to be.

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