TV Blogs Go Dark in Solidarity with the Writers Guild of America   

TV Bloggers Support TV WritersOn November 13th, this blog and the blogs listed below will be on strike for the day in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America. As fellow writers and as TV fans, we are coming together to express our strong support for the writers and their goals. We believe that when a writer’s work makes money for a company, that writer deserves to be paid. Many writers depend on residuals for a stable income, and that income shouldn’t be based on an outdated formula which ignores the existence of new media and all but a tiny percentage of DVD sales. The talented writers responsible for so much of what we love about television should and must be paid fairly and equitably, and we will stand with them until they reach that goal. For everyone’s sake, and for the sake of television, we hope both sides can come to an agreement quickly.

To further that goal, we are calling on our readers to sign this petition and to contact the following television networks, voicing support for the writers and for a return to the negotiating table:

FOX
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 369-1000

CBS
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 575-2345

ABC
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
(818) 460-7777

NBC / Universal
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 777-1000

After the blackout, we intend to continue our campaign to support the WGA until the dispute has been resolved fairly. Since we will not be posting any new content tomorrow, we encourage our readers to visit United Hollywood instead for frequent updates about the strike.

In solidarity:

The CineManiac
Daemon’s TV
Ducky Does TV
Gabby Babble
Give Me My Remote
Glowy Box
I am a TV Junkie
Mikey Likes TV
Pass the Remote
The Pie Maker
Ramblings of a TV Whore
Seriously? OMG! WTF?
Silly Pipe Dreams
Tapeworthy
Televisionary
TiFaux
The TV Addict
Tube Talk
TV Series Finale
Watch with Intelligence

4 Responses to “TV Blogs Go Dark in Solidarity with the Writers Guild of America”

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    Anita says:

    Its probably sad that I had to double check the date and didn’t breathe a sigh of relief until I realized I don’t actually watch any shows on Tuesday and I’m already reading my Monday show blogs now. Hell, Beeman even had a Chuck (ZL) and KB picture in his Heroes blog!

    I’ve already signed the petition, but I’d be interested to know how many signatures it has now. *goes to check*

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    [...] will be it for today and tomorrow as well. A large group of excellent TV blogs is going dark tomorrow in support of the strike, and although I am not currently affiliated with this group, I do support [...]

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    [...] attention and you won’t be happy with crappy replacement shows, etc., etc. You can check the blog silence post for addresses but there are also plenty of places on line to check like Fans4Writers or Bring TV [...]

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    TV Bloggers need to let the world know what the media is not telling them and show the faces that belong to those names that scroll by so fast at the end of your favorite TV show. I hope to see you on the picket line. Those bloggers, who can walk the picket line, I encourage you to do so. If you are not in New York or LA, United Hollywood has artwork that you can post on your blog to help get the message out there and you can also walk a Virtual Picket Line on Myspace.

    In solidarity

    Tony Figueroa
    childoftelevision.blogspot.com