Here's a video of the big march on Fox on Friday. > I wonder if the studios made a mistake pushing the writers into a strike. The last time out, the WGA didn't picket. When people picket, they get radicalized. Especially writers. Feature writers mostly work alone; TV writers work in small groups. If you want to get the membership to really feel like they're a part of something bigger than themselves, force them to stop working and walk around chanting slogans in the sun for a while.
It's one thing to agree to a lousy deal when you're sitting in your house in the dark. It's another thing when you've been hoofing it with a bunch of people in the same trade. You start to worry about letting down your side.
I'm not out there footsore, thank goodness. (Note to WGC: if we ever go on strike, PLEASE make it in June!) I can imagine that walking around in the sun for hours is tiring. But I wonder if it is also inspiring.
Can anyone report on the pickets?
And I'll give you a full report from the pickets in New York after I go show my support on Friday. Anyone want Montreal bagels?
Hey Alex! I'll just be getting into NYC on Friday morning. let's be in touch and try to meet up, at the pickets or elsewhere. Let me know when you'll be in town until, and where you'll be staying. Would be great to meet you finally.