20th TV’s turn

20th Century Fox TV statement:<br><br> “Because of the adverse effects of the ongoing WGA strike on our business, we have been forced to terminate overall deals with a number of talented writers and producers. We regret these circumstances and wish these creative individuals the best.”

Meanwhile, also out at 20th Century Fox TV (beyond the scribes mentioned in the post below): “Journeyman” creator Kevin Falls; Barbie Adler (“Miss/Guided”); “Drawn Together” exec producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jesser (who worked on the upcoming laffer “Unhitched”); and another “Unhitched” alum, Kristin Newman.

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  1. Rich says:

    It’s about time the studios are cutting the FAT at the TOP. Most of the people they are cutting were sitting on their ASSES collecting LARGE paychecks anyway without even WORKING. Of course there were no residuals coming their way, but that’s because they didn’t DEVELOP ANY PROJECTS…..they were just on the PAYROLL.
    As for striking with SAG – are you NUTS or what? You really think SAG will STRIKE?
    The only reason SAG is standing by WGA is so that they can get that WAIVER for the SAG AWARDS…..then once that is broadcast, SAG will DROP WGA like a HOT POTATO…..
    Have a nice day everyone…..

  2. visualEffects says:

    I think the WGA should of held out to strike with SAG in the summer, and they would of had solidarity and quicker results, now everyone is getting screwed. I work in post production and we have a six month delay before it hits us, I’m really worried. I get nothing from this strike, and yet it still affects me, plus my industry doesn’t have a union, so WGA gets more than I can ever even dream of. I have no benefits, no holidays/sick/vacation, no standard set rate, no residuals, plus I have to burn my work illegally from a dvd when it comes out to put on my demo reel, wich the WGA is against. From where I stand WGA had a seat in heaven.
    For those who are striking, and can’t pay their bills, I would of hope that the majority of writers would of put up some sort of “rainy day” fund before they striked. You can’t not work and complain about not getting paid, especially when you put other people out of work. If you didn’t put any money away before you went on strike, I can’t feel sorry for you.

  3. Wr1 says:

    Nice — “nice” constructive comments, shill. Judging from the cliched nature of your post, I’m guessing a promotion to start shilling it up on Nikki Finke’s website isn’t forthcoming for you. Oh well, on the bright side, maybe you’ll make the shill softball team.

  4. be nice says:

    Did the WGA plan for this? What is the WGA president doing to ensure that his membership will be protected now? There goes your mortgage, your grocery money, your kid’s college fund—-not to mention your residuals, health insurance, that important 4% increase or whatever it was you were initially asking for, then there’s Los Angeles’ economy from top to bottom. But right—WGA will make them PAY when the strike is over. Right. Just in time for the SAG strike—you go Alan Rosenberg because your wife will pay your bills—whoops—no she won’t because she’ll be out of work too….maybe Rosenberg and Verrone could get an apartment together to consolidate costs.

  5. tim says:

    The writers and producers are going to drive the industry to Canada for good.
    Keep crying wolf and see what happens to LA. just like Detroit…
    Stipid asses

  6. Wr1 says:

    No, these are the moves of ruthless cutthroats who wanted a strike all along.

  7. So sad says:

    Is this the havoc that has come home to those who created it?

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