Friday, Nov 16
All Studios-EXCEPT NBC BURBANK & UNIVERSAL
Picketing from 6am-10am ONLY
10am-2pm shifts from other studios can join the picket at NBC Burbank, where John Edwards will be joining the line @ 1:45pm
NBC Burbank, 7am-5pm;
Universal, 6am-2pm—‘Fan Day’ from 11am-2pm
There had been some reports that John Edwards would be showing up at Universal on Lankershim, but it now seems clear he will be at NBC in Burbank.
Visit Fans4Writers for more info.
UPDATE, Fans4Writers reports that the BSG writers and fans will be gathering at Universal's Main Gate. (Which is even closer to the MTA station I linked a map to in a post below.) And Mark Verheiden posts this update.
Maureen Ryan has a full roundup of strike news, and humorous videos by writers on strike.
For some background on some of the other issues in new media, internet downloads with iTunes, vs. streaming ad supported sites like NBC's Hulu, visit here and here.
ETA by ProgGrrl - Wow, listen to what Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman is quoted as saying in that last link Logan has here:
As mentioned before...the music biz is ahead of the film/TV biz in this area.
“We used to fool ourselves,’ he said. “We used to think our content was perfect just exactly as it was. We expected our business would remain blissfully unaffected even as the world of interactivity, constant connection and file sharing was exploding. And of course we were wrong. How were we wrong? By standing still or moving at a glacial pace, we inadvertently went to war with consumers by denying them what they wanted and could otherwise find and as a result of course, consumers won.”
“For years now, Warner Music has been offering a choice to consumers at Apple’s iTunes store the option to purchase something more than just single tracks, which constitute the mainstay of that store’s sales,” he explained. “By packaging a full album into a bundle of music with ringtones, videos and other combinations and variation we found products that consumers demonstrably valued and were willing to purchase at premium prices. And guess what? We’ve sold tons of them. And with Apple’s co-operation to make discovering, accessing and purchasing these products even more seamless and intuitive, we’ll be offering many, many more of these products going forward.”