Heroes Strike Thread (Post all strike related news in here)

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Gold Samurai, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. speedracer216 I ate lunch with Nolan

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    how does this effect shows like NFL Network where or Sportscenter where they have live updates every day? and what about pre-game shows for sports? people write those too right?
     
  2. He-Man Registered

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    This is really a bad idea . Since the Ratings are Sliding . I hope they pick up the Action on this show . This season has been boring
     
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    Yeah, I used to watch LOST, but then the story never went anywhere. But your right once the studios realize that nobody's watching tv, they will be paying up fast.
     
  5. GNR Registered

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    This could really hurt this season as well as lose alot of viewers in the process.With the season ending that soon,people are going to wanting a hell of alot of payoff and I just don't see that happening in the next 5 eps.
     
  6. Red King Littlefinger

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    Don't Kring and Loeb write some of the episodes?
     
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    I didn't bother reading anything past the first page, because clearly the lot of you are misinformed.

    The strike is based off, basically, shows being put on the internet. Say 1million people download next weeks episode of Heroes from iTunes. The WRITERS of the show havn't been getting anything based off that, but the companies/producers/even actors sometimes have been. They (the writers) have just been getting money based off how well the show does live, and are paid better if the show does better LIVE (generally). The writers, seeing apparntly how big the whole internet thing is, want to be;

    a) compensated for money they should of gotten
    b) paid something like 2.5% from now on of all internet 'sales'.
    c) anything they create online is entitled to the same rights as if they were creating it for TV or Film.

    Last time a strike happened was 20 years ago, and it lasted 22 weeks. The good news is, times have changed since the 80's, and I realistically can't see this strike going past a few months.

    As to how it's going to effect shows? A good lot of the shows that are currently airing (mind the daily or segmented shows like SNL) have around 5 or 6 more episodes they can release before they're out of scripts. Honestly, I'm expecting this to be over before some of the shows are even out of episodes.

    It'll either be over quick, or it'll take somewhere around a year to finish all of it. But seriously, if something like this is 'ruining your life' you need to get out more man. It's just tv.

    edit; changed some stuff.
     
  8. fu manchu Registered

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    yup, this will ruin my tv viewing for a month or so.


    note to self: find something to do on Monday nights (just in case).
     
  9. SouLeSS Registered

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    Watch football.
     
  10. Kelly #RESIST

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    The main issue that now holds up an agreement is the fact that the producers do not want to part with any of the percentage of profit from DVD, download, netflix, blockbuster online type of retail.....the writers believe they should get a percentage of these sales, at the moment, that get 0%.
     
  11. fu manchu Registered

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    i meant after the game.
     
  12. SouLeSS Registered

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    Go to sleep.
     
  13. fu manchu Registered

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    ^ maybe, but it would be too early for sleeping.
     
  14. rdh007 Brit Wannabe

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    If this is fact, I'm still left wondering what exactly producers do to earn the amounts of money they do.
     
  15. Kelly #RESIST

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    Your top actors will write into their contracts a % of the profit. The producers put alot of their own money in, but if they get alot of backers, alot more of the profit can go to them. If actors, writers, etc start moving in on that profit, their money is cut. Of course they wouldn't want anyone moving in on these new venues for profit. Many movies these days do much better on DVD than they ever did on the big screen. The writers simply want a portion of that $$$$.
     
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    This is simply unacceptable.
     
  18. -Æ- Fallen

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    You know what, ill work for little to nothing to get heroes a proper treatment...
     
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    Because it didn't mention a lot of shows. That list is whack too.

    Who cares about Caveman or some of the other shows on there anyway.
     
  21. Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    Why would Cavemen be affected?

    They seem to be getting along just fine without writing as is. :oldrazz:
     
  22. Dr. Evil Registered

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    Eh...I still got football, basketball and pro wrestling with a mix of Mixed Martial Arts in there for good measure for my TV watching pleasure while the strike goes on.

    And Jimmy Kimmel winging it? That would make for interesting TV.
     
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    I'm kinda excited to watch Kimmel. At least he's got some balls to be able to just kinda wing the ****.
     
  24. Dr. Evil Registered

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    I highly doubt that non-unionized writers will be used to write shows or screenplays. Heck, when the Unionized Actors and Unionized Directors go on strike I doubt someone like Robert Rodriguez (who is not a member of the Director's Guild) would work during the strike.
     
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    I watched the live G4 Heroes post-show tonight to see if Kring would mention the strike. The strike was touched on, but only in reference to "Origins"...no mention was given to how the strike would affect the main show.
     

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