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Tina Fey optimistic strike will end soon

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 28th 2007 1:41PM

Garry MarshallA bunch of TV stars, including Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Seth Myers, Rashida Jones, Richard Belzer, Colin Quinn, Kristin Davis, and Michael Emerson from Lost are part of a video over at The Huffington Post talking about why writers are important and why the strike is important to the future of the industry. They're joined by Presidential candidate John Edwards and big screen stars Tim Robbins and Danny Glover.

Talks have resumed and parties involved say that things have been productive. Fey even says (it's a little hard to hear in the video) that she's optimistic that a deal can be reached within the next week because there's no reason why people can't go back to work.

It's funny to see Emerson talking about the strike. He still has that Ben "look" in his eye and you expect him to say something like "the writers should be paid for their work...TRUST ME, I WOULDN'T LIE TO YOU, JACK."

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Jeff N.

I think we'd all like to see the writers strike end. I hope a compromise can be made, both sides moving to the middle, and we can get on with it.
The strike hurts everyone. No winners.

November 29 2007 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
No1Dad

So assuming the studios give the writers what they are asking for, isn't it going to be a little strange for the writers to go back and work for the people they've been calling "rats" and "pigs" and all other sorts of insulting names for the past several weeks?

November 28 2007 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brent McKee

It's never had an effect on any other union in the history of the labour movement.

November 28 2007 at 5:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
driftwood

Well I also wonder how closely the writers actually work with the top people of the networks who actually make these decisions. I would say not very often.

And outside of the "top guys", from what I've heard most people within the industry have been very supportive of the strike.

November 29 2007 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake

Oh wow, how I can picture Emerson doing that too...

Thank you TV Squad for giving me a visual in my hear before work that will make me laugh all day!

:D

November 28 2007 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DiRT

Anything supported by John Edwards, Tim Robbins and Danny Glover can't be any good.

November 28 2007 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Borat

Well someone is angry that Hollywood is full of liberals.

November 28 2007 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
No1Dad

I have nothing against Robbins and Edwards, but anyone with half a brain should keep Danny Glover as far away from their cause as possible.

November 28 2007 at 3:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

"A bunch of TV stars, including Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, Seth Myers, Rashida Jones, Richard Belzer, Colin Quinn, Kristin Davis, and Michael Emerson "


There are a number of people in that list that I would hardly call "Stars."

That said I hope the strike ends soon. It sucks for the non-striking, workers who are lower paid than the writers.

November 28 2007 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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