Pre strike priority list


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This is the list of movies being fast tracked into production before the strike hits along with the date they are trying to start working on them.

COLUMBIA

AGAINST ALL ENEMIES Feb

ANGELS AND DEMONS 18-Feb

BOND 22 7-Jan-08

BROTHERS 27-Nov

JULIE AND JULIA March

NICK AND NORAH's 22-Oct

SEVEN POUNDS Late Feb

STEP BROTHERS

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 19-Feb

YEAR ONE 14-Jan

DIMENSION FILMS

COMEBACK 7-Nov

DISNEY

BEDTIME STORIES 28-Jan

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC 15-Jan

ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN March 08

HANNA MONTANA

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3

PROPOSAL

WHEN IN ROME MAYBE

DREAMWORKS

1000 WORDS March

EAGLE EYE November

GHOST TOWN Nov

HOTEL FOR DOGS 29-Oct

LOVELY BONES November

THE SOLOIST Jan

WEDNESDAY 28-Jan

FOX

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2 8-Mar

DRAGON BALL Z FALL 08

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 12/3/2007

WOLVERINE 7-Nov

FOX 2000

MAGNETO 1-Jan

FOX ATOMIC

TICKET TO RIDE Nov. 8, 07

12 ROUNDS Feb

FOCUS

BFF March

HARVEY MILK 14-Jan

HBO

GREY GARDENS 22-Oct

MIRAMAX

DOUBT 1-Dec

ADVENTURELAND Oct

MGM

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 2 Feb

NEW LINE

17- 3-Dec

FOR SALE Jan/ Feb

FOUR CHRISTMASES 5-Dec

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST 19-Feb

MY SISTERS KEEPER 3-Mar

PARAMOUNT

GI JOE 8-Feb

DON READY LIKES CARS 3-Dec

HOBSON'S CHOICE

MORNING GLORY March

STAR TREK 07 November

UNTITLED WAYANS BROTHERS

UNIVERSAL

BARBARELLA

BIG BROTHERS

CIRQUE DU FREAK Jan or Feb

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON FEB

FAST AND FURIOUS 4 4-Feb-08

LAND OF THE LOST End of Feb

THE CHANGELING Oct. 15, 07

TRAVELING Jan or Feb

WOLFMAN 28-Jan

UNITED ARTISTS

PINKVILLE 3-Dec

WARNER BROTHERS

JUSTICE LEAGUE 11-Feb

SHANTARAM 10-Jan

HEART SHAPED BOX Jan

WHITE JAZZ 14-Jan

YES MAN 22-Oct

WEINSTEIN

NINE 1-Mar

COMEBACK 7-Nov

SOUL MEN

SHANGHAI Feb

WORKING TITLE

GREEN ZONE Feb

STATE OF PLAY Mid Nov

LOST FOR WORDS 8-Mar

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED March

2929 Entertainment

BURNING PLANE 5-Nov

LAKESHORE

THE GAME 5-Nov

INDIES

A SINGLE MAN end Jan 2008

Amelia Earhart March

CHILLED IN MIAMI 7-Jan

Dreams of a Dying Heart Jan

HUMAN CONTRACT 5-Nov

LAST BATTLE DREAMER 18-Nov

LOVE RANCH Jan

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS March

OLD FASHION ORGY Jan

ON THE ROAD Feb

PERSONAL EFFECTS 12-Nov

REC Nov. 12, 07

SEX DRIVE Nov. 12

THE LAST FULL MEASURE 20-Nov

THE LAUNDRY WARRIOR

The Open Road Nov. 12, 07

THE RANI Jan

THE ROAD 11-Feb

THE WRESTLER 7-Jan

TREE OF LIFE March

WHIP IT March/April

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Ok what the hell are they striking for?

Because they're fucking arseholes.

Even though I belong to one, I hate unions because they've gone so far beyond protecting the worker into using workers for their own monetary gain. My union went on illegal strike two years ago (before I was a member, thus barring me from strike pay) for a month. The contract we got after a month? Slightly worse than the one offered two weeks earlier.

Interesting tidbit from Warren Ellis:

Something interesting to me turned

up in Variety this morning. The

Writers Guild of America West, the

union for film and tv writers, has

released its strike rules. They're

in the process of negotiating their

working conditions for the next few

years with the studios. Usually,

what happens is that the WGA relies

on the Screen Actors Guild or the

Directors Guild to make headway,

and then the SAG and/or DGA sells

them out. This time around, WGA

are playing what the Yanqui call

"hardball."

The strike rules declare that writers

may not write animation or "new

media" content. This is interesting

because WGA has no jurisdiction over

animation or new media. Further,

they state that any non-union

person found writing animation or

new media during the course of a

strike will be barred from ever

joining the Guild.

For me, this is a little like a guild of

chefs not only banning me from

cooking at home, but also barring

me from ever entering a restaurant

should I be found out.

Therefore, if the WGA struck

tomorrow, and the notes on the

last CASTLEVANIA polish came next

week, in no time at all I will have gone

from the guy who delivered food to

striking firemen to a scab. Funny

old world.

I understand the WGA's need to go

in hard, and there are serious issues

to be tackled. But criminalising me

for going about my business, that

the WGA has no say over...hell, I've

written two animated films

(MINDBRIDGE, unproduced, and

CASTLEVANIA, pre-production) and a

cable tv pilot and I don't even

qualify for membership in WGA.

Bad enough some git associated

with the SF Writers of America called

me and my friends scabs for

releasing work for free on the net.

Now I'm being called out as a scab

by a union who doesn't even cover

the work that I do.

Charming.

-- W

Sounds like a great union doesn't it?

Gives a whole new meaning to "they have the money but we have the power"

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Unions are some of the most detrimental organizations in this country. They are only in existence to further their own agendas. They don't give a flying fuck about "protecting the worker" or whatever might have been their purpose ages ago. This is no different.

Yea really. When I started working at a supermarket, I had to join the union(yea no choice invovled unless I didn't want to work) And was forced to pay a hundred dollar membership fee. 25 bucks over four paychecks of a minimal wage job that wasn't full time, is a bunch of bs. I was in the union for two years and was never noticed of any type of meeting. At least though on that level having some power helps little people maybe get better paychecks and benifits. These days though with sports and entirtainment areas everyone is making money hands over fist, it just seems greedy. What are the repercussions of a writer not being in the guild?

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What are the repercussions of a writer not being in the guild?

Not being able to work professionally. Essentially, you have to qualify. Apparently animation and web content don't count. You need a body of work to be considered and a pilot isn't good enough. Funnily enough, I heard an interview with Patton Oswalt who was talking about writing comedy for one of the MTV Awards and he was hired as a Co-Producer not a writer so he wouldn't have to be paid the high WGA wages.

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One of the things they are fighting about is the internet, and how to get money off something digitally released. I feel like you get paid to do a job. After the job is over, all money should go to the company that bought it from you.

I was under the impression that with intellectual property rights, writers got a piece of the revenue?

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One of the things they are fighting about is the internet, and how to get money off something digitally released. I feel like you get paid to do a job. After the job is over, all money should go to the company that bought it from you.

I was under the impression that with intellectual property rights, writers got a piece of the revenue?

I don't pretend to know everything about IP, but that was one of the things mentioned about the writer's strike.

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