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Let’s Make A Deal

September 26, 2023 at 2:17 pm
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I am VERY pleased to report that the end of the writer’s strike is at hand.

The WGA and the AMPTP negotiators have reached agreement on a new deal.

The details have not been released yet, but the news of the accord is out.

The fine print needs to be settled by the lawyers, and the terms need to be ratified by the membership of the WGA, but the overall feeling seems to be very positive.   The Guild has suspended all picketing for the nonce.

Writing cannot resume until all that is sorted out, but it should not be too much longer.

Which means labor peace may be at hand, and those pens that were set down may soon be taken up again.


Working Away

July 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm
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One more monkey down.

Today I delivered the first draft of “Blackwater” to Dan and David. (Finally) A bit overdue, as always. And probably too long and long expensive, as my scripts always are. (I got to write the Battle of the Blackwater. I tried to be good and restrain myself, but you know how things go. Oh, well. I knew the job was dangerous when I took it).

This is television… (no, it’s not TV, it’s HBO)… so there will undoubtedly be many further drafts and revisions. But the first draft is the hard one.

And it’s a good thing it’s done. On Sunday I leave for the first leg of my US book tour.

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