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January 27 2012

Can we help Joss buy Goners? Prompted by an unrelated story from The Hollywood Reporter, The One True b!X examines whether the script buy-back provision in standard WGA contracts would be applicable to Goners and for how long. More...

August 03 2009

Showrunners protest the removal of live presentation of writing awards at the Emmys. Jane Espenson, Steve DeKnight,David Fury and Jeffrey Bell among them.

February 07 2009

Danny Strong, Marti Noxon win Writers Guild Awards. Strong's script for Recount wins for "Long Form - Original" at tonight's WGA Awards, while Noxon won for "Dramatic Series" as part of the writing staff on Mad Men. More...

December 08 2008

2009 Writers Guild Awards Nominees Announced. Danny Strong is nominated by his peers for "Recount." Plus, lots of familiar names are up for their respective shows: Drew Goddard, Brian K. Vaughan, Marti Noxon, and Zack Whedon. Congratulations to them all!

September 05 2008

Writers Guild of America heads acknowledge the success of Dr. Horrible. In an otherwise depressing article about how the moguls are not living up to the new contract, WGA West president Patric Verrone and WGA East president Michael Winship call Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog one of the "most successful" current new media projects. More...

February 19 2008

The making of Negotiations - A short film featuring Joss Whedon. How Joss helped out a budding filmmaker. More...

February 11 2008

'Negotiations' - a strike film. It features Joss and fellow Whedonesquers.

February 09 2008

When Michael Muhney met Joss Whedon on the picket line. And more pics of Joss picketing on SciFi Strike Day can be found at WireImage and Getty Images.

February 01 2008

WGA Strike - The Writer's Life (and Jane's knees) in this video from the picket line. Shot in Burbank by AlphaT0ne, it features interviews with our own Jane Espenson and fellow WGA writers Patti Carr and Tom Schulman, all talking while walking at the recent Martin Luther King Day picket. More...

January 26 2008

Mad Men Writers Back in Business. Lionsgate and the WGA have reached an interim deal which allows the writers for AMC's "Mad Men" and Showtime's "Weeds" to go back to work. More...

December 23 2007

Fighting for the future - a challenge. Joss Whedon and many others we know donate their signatures to the prize. How to win it? Produce a video of any genre about how you would get a fair deal made in the writers' strike.

December 15 2007

"We have something else, we got crazy eyes". A clip of Joss' ace speech in Boston has made its way onto YouTube. If you want more coverage of the strike rally, then click here for a video from The Cambridge Chronicle. Amongst other things, there's an interview with Joss himself. ETA: All the speeches, including Joss' one in full, can be found here.

December 14 2007

"This is about people just trying to protect their right to make a living". Joss talks about the strike in this interview with KFI AM 640, a Los Angeles radio station.

December 10 2007

The Boston TV Party. "TV writers Joss Whedon, Rob Kutner and Jaime Paglia throw a "Boston TV Party" to fuel support for the picket-sidelined scribes". After the TV Party, the writers will be going to Pandemonium Books in Central Square to meet the fans and sign stuff.
First march of the Mutant Enemy. Fan documentary of the year.

December 07 2007

Live coverage from the Mutant Enemy day picket line. Fans4Writers has a handy Twitter feed if you want to follow what's going on. And click here to find out how you can win a bag signed by the writers and the actors at the picket line. ETA: Go here for pics. More...

December 06 2007

Marti Noxon organises comedy concert fundraiser for Dec 14th. Eddie Izzard, Sarah Silverman and Jack Black will headline the 8 p.m. event at UCLA's Royce Hall. More...

December 03 2007

Thespians To Grace Protestation. A few actors have signed on for the M.E. picket. BUT WHICH ONES? More...

November 29 2007

Smallville challenges Buffy fans to a duel by pencils. United Hollywood posts an update on the Pencils2MediaMoguls campaign, including a photograph of a pallet of pencils. More...

November 20 2007

Ben Edlund marches down Hollywood Blvd. In a small group of pictures posted to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily blog, Edlund marches as a WGA member with his daughter Ezra. Besides being the creator of The Tick, he's known to us for writing/directing on Firefly and Angel.
Joss shuts down Hollywood Boulevard. Well, not just him, a few other writers helped. EW blogs about today's rally and talks briefly to His Purpleness.
More encounters with Joss on the picket line. A blogger relates his tale of how he met Joss and how getting a handshake could have gone horribly wrong.

November 16 2007

Mutant Enemy day at Fox. If you're wondering when the band gets back together, it'll be on Friday Dec 7th. Should be very cool to see all the former Mutant Enemy staffers together on the picket line.

November 13 2007 Scribe Vibe (WGA strike blog) covers Fans4Writers. Variety's strike blog interviews a few Whedonesque members who are among the organizers of Fans4Writers. More...

November 12 2007

Muhney meets Whedon on the picket line. More...

November 08 2007

Summer Glau on the Picket Line for WGA. Zack Stentz (writer,story editor for The Sarah Connor Chronicles) sent us these photos of the one and only Summer Glau along with fellow TSCC cast members and writing staff. Zack appears in these pics with Summer and would like to thank you all for your continued support. Updated! - two pics of DB on the line as well, thanks Jennie! Also a full cast photo for TSCC! More...

November 07 2007

Pics of Joss, Marti and Drew on the picket lines. Also tentative details about a Buffy day where former Mutant Enemy staffers will gather at one picket line. More...
Desperate Housewives Shutting Down. Sorry Nathan.

November 06 2007

From the front lines! Joss Whedon posts about the WGA strike. If you missed it, Joss commented on the strike late last night. More...

November 05 2007

Members of support the WGA writers' strike. To show our support for WGA writers currently on strike, members of delivered pizza to the picket lines at Universal, L.A.: "You fed our minds, we'd like to return the favor." More...

November 02 2007

Pencils down means pencils down. In this ad for Daily Variety, 100 showrunners put their names. Marti Noxon is one of them. Best of luck to the writers, who will be striking. More...

October 26 2007

David Fury on a possible WGA strike. The Watcher talks to various writers about the negotiations and chances for a strike come midnight on Halloween. Things are looking pretty gloomy out there for our mid season series like 24 (Fury's current series) and Lost. More...

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