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Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | 2014 (USA)
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The story of the Writers Guild of America strike of 2007-08 that pitted Hollywood's writers against the major studios.

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Brian S. Kalata
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Credited cast:
Miranda Banks Miranda Banks ... Self
Christopher Barrett Christopher Barrett ... Self
Justine Bateman ... Self
Kai Bowe Kai Bowe ... Self
John Bowman John Bowman ... Self
Harlan Ellison ... Self
Jonathan Fernandez ... Self
Jonathan L. Handel Jonathan L. Handel ... Self
Peter Hankoff Peter Hankoff ... Self
Peter Hyoguchi Peter Hyoguchi ... Self
Christopher Knopf ... Self
Ken LaZebnik Ken LaZebnik ... Self
Cynthia Littleton Cynthia Littleton ... Self
Keith McNutt Keith McNutt ... Self
Howard A. Rodman ... Self
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In 2007, the Writers Guild of America, the Screenwriters union, hit an impasse in their contract negotiations with the Studios. At the center of the dispute was jurisdiction over the internet. Unable to make progress, the WGA called a strike which brought Hollywood to a halt for 100 Days. Written by Anonymous

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Official Selection 2015 Sacramento International Film Festival, the 2015 Milledgeville International Film Festival, and the 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival. See more »

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honest look at behind the scenes from behind the scenes
2 March 2015 | by kevin-773See all my reviews

Few of us who love movies understood what happened during the writers strike. This film goes way behind the scenes of the real behind the scenes. It shows us the real characters who create the characters we all love. (They sometimes are more interesting themselves than their on screen characters.) We come to understand the lives and the struggles of a "Hollywood" writer. We learn that making a living in "Show Biz" is like all management vs. labor conflicts. Management wants to pay a little as possible and the workers need to fight for their every dollar/right. It demonstrates that while you may live for your art, you need to be fairly and justly compensated so you can live. You will see a number of faces you know and many you have only known as a credit on the big screen. Keep your eyes open for some passionate words from people you recognize and share the passion as the writers tell their side of the script.


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2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$108,000 (estimated)
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