Writers’ Strike, Week Five: Marching orders

With negotiations resuming Tuesday, the WGAs East and West haves announced key member activities for the strike’s fifth week.

MONDAY
Members of the WGA West Board and/or negotiating committee to be at all studios for all shifts. There’s also a picket line party for singles at Paramount Studios’ Bronson Gate.

TUESDAY
WGA East will begin picketing NewsCorp. (Sixth Avenue and 48th Street) “to call attention to the fact the NewsCorp-owned MySpace TV being in town this week listening to pitches for new shows for its website.”

WEDNESDAY
Diversity Picketing Day at Paramount, hosted by the WGA Black Writers Committee.
In New York, the picketers returns to Rockefeller Plaza and NBC.

THURSDAY
Paramount contract captains will collect items to send care packages to armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In New York, the guild pickets HBO (Sixth Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd Streets) for the first time.

FRIDAY
There’s a rally from noon to 2 pm at FremantleMedia North America, 4000 W. Alameda Blvd. in Burbank.

— Dave McNary

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