Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The Daily Show writers make their case for the strike (with a cameo....)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Political Videos Donate to DU
 
AlexanderBarca Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:13 PM
Original message
The Daily Show writers make their case for the strike (with a cameo....)
 
Run time: 04:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzRHlpEmr0w
 
Posted on YouTube: November 14, 2007
By YouTube Member:
Views on YouTube: 0
 
Posted on DU: November 17, 2007
By DU Member: AlexanderBarca
Views on DU: 1394
 
Awesome...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:20 PM
Response to Original message
1. Nailed it K & R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:27 PM
Response to Original message
2. I miss them so much! I wish the Studio's would do the right thing.
GIVE THEM THEIR MONEY!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:31 PM
Response to Original message
3. That was almost as good as a Daily Show fix!
Thanks, I am in withdrawl!


K and R
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:32 PM
Response to Original message
4. Oh, a little daily show fix...
Nice.

And Union, Yes! The writers are so in the right on this, it's not even funny.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:33 PM
Response to Original message
5. K&R Off to the greatest page with you!
:kick:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nostalgicaboutmyfutr Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:34 PM
Response to Original message
6. It is nice having my evenings back....
I get a lot done instead of watching Stewart and Colbert.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. It's the truth. Maybe they owe US.
Haha.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:48 PM
Response to Original message
7. Don't be surprised if it's not settled before the state primaries start
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 04:54 PM by rocknation
Keeping Stewart, Colbert, Letterman and Leno off the table until then is good for the Rethugs.

:tinfoilhat:
rocknation
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:02 PM
Response to Original message
8. love it
:toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:16 PM
Response to Original message
9. ACTING!
Yay. I was having severe withdrawals. They obviously know how addictive the show is on us. Thus, they gave us a quick freebee. And why not? After all, they're not really working. They're striking. To get paid.

John J. Viacomm III

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlexanderBarca Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:54 PM
Response to Original message
11. UPDATE
Apparently the AMPTP finally relented on the 'you must stop picketing before negotiations will continue' and the parties are going back to the table on November 26th.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/new...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:56 PM
Response to Original message
12. For anyone who doesn't know what this strike is about
This is PERFECT. Send it to people who typically keep their heads in the sand.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mirrera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:04 PM
Response to Original message
13. Fabulous! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM
Response to Original message
14. They sure did nail it! I miss them so much....
that bit helped a little though - I hope it's over and SOON! I don't care if I get more done, I want Stewart and Colbert back!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:08 AM
Response to Original message
15. K&R.
Edited on Sun Nov-18-07 12:09 AM by Kurovski
:D

That guy from Viacom at the end looked...somewhat familiar.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 09:01 AM
Response to Original message
16. K & R, without the talent, there's nothing. And, I think it's fan-f***ing-tastic that a mere 12,000
people can bring the a significant portion of the corpormedia to a screeching halt.

The power of the collective voice! MKJ
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:04 PM
Response to Original message
17. Thanks, I needed that
I'll go for a K&R on this one.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:27 PM
Response to Original message
18. Another poster mentioned something about if you don't know what this is about
but didn't expand, but implied the answer was in the clip, which it was, sorta. So ignore this post if you already know.

<lecture>

What's going on is this:

Originally actors and writers who had a halfway-decent contract got paid for the shows/films they did, and also got residuals. "Residuals" is basically a term for money paid for reruns. It's slightly more complicated than that, but let's leave it there. So, if you were Barbara Eden (I'm guessing/hoping she had a decent contract) you got paid for the show, and you got paid for every time a rerun of "I dream of Jeannie" was on TV. It might not be much, but it adds up.

Anyway, this was fine when things were in theatres and didn't make it to TV until four+ years later (remember that?). Then VHS and DVDs appeared and the landscape changed. The writers negotiated an arrangement, but that was when DVDs and VHS (probably VHS mainly) cost up to $80 to purchase (remember THAT??). Anyway, they seemed to have gotten screwed on the deal. So now, with the new media distribution over the Internet they want to stake out their space before it gets spoken for.

The studios are claiming they don't make money, or don't know what they'll make. That's probably true, no one knows exactly how the income will be derived, assuming there's income.

The writers, however, aren't asking for a fixed amount. They're asking for an arrangement of "when you get paid, we get paid". A studio makes no money, then no royalties. A studio makes a dollar, then a royalty. A studio makes $100, then a bigger royalty.

Studios (and music labels too, but we won't go there) are notorious for creative accounting when it comes calculating royalties. Nevertheless, the sticking point is the writers saying "we only get paid when you get paid" and the studios taking the position of "we can't make deals because we don't know how this will work yet".

In the meantime, many shows are in jeopardy. Some are pre-written, but not directed yet, making on-site modifications difficult. Some are "in the can" meaning they're shot and just waiting to be shown. Some are halfway through, for instance "24" which has 8 episodes shot, leading at least one wag to wonder if it will have to be renamed "8".

The ones that are screwed the most are things like The Daily Show (and Letterman and Leno and Conan) that do daily commentary. They pretty much have to stop immediately.

Net result: Expect to see a lot more of strident harpies on shows like "The View" and less actual writing. Bright side: you might appreciate the writers more.

I will say that in all my years of watching television, even though I watch very little nowadays, that although there's a bunch of crap out there, there's also a much higher caliber of writing for many shows. Perhaps competition works - the really good shows ("La Femme Nikita" (except for the fifth season), "Sopranos", "House", "24", and many others) are far better than the crap that was spewed out in the 70's ("Adam 12", "Starsky & Hutch", and worse).
</lecture>

Forgive the microlecture, but I hope this helped someone.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:25 PM
Response to Original message
19. Were those the striking ABC and NBC
writers pretending to be ABC and NBC correspondents?
Awesome! :applause:

"Herpes in their nasal passages" :evilgrin:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 30th 2014, 09:43 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Political Videos Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC