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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 ... Herself
Christopher Barrett Christopher Barrett ... Himself
Justine Bateman ... Herself
Kai Bowe Kai Bowe ... Herself
John Bowman John Bowman ... Himself
Harlan Ellison ... Himself
Jonathan L. Handel Jonathan L. Handel ... Himself
Peter Hankoff Peter Hankoff ... Himself
Peter Hyoguchi Peter Hyoguchi ... Himself
Christopher Knopf Christopher Knopf ... Himself
Ken LaZebnik Ken LaZebnik ... Himself
Cynthia Littleton Cynthia Littleton ... Herself
Keith McNutt Keith McNutt ... Himself
Howard A. Rodman ... Himself
Alan Rosenberg ... Himself
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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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USA

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English

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2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$108,000 (estimated)
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Lucky Coffee Productions See more »
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Color
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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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Solidarity Forever
(2014 Pencils Down Arrangement)
Word by Ralph Chaplin
Music by Julia Ward Howe
Arranged by Michael Heaton
Performed by Michael Heaton, Doug Wielert, Stan Dembowski, Michael Amadei
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Wonderful and engaging
16 December 2016 | by megababeSee all my reviews

How many documentaries can say they include Popeye, Ronald Reagan,and Jason Alexander? This documentary spans the scope of not only the Writers' Strike, but the history of performers, writers and other artists unionizing, and why it's important. I don't know how the director got such high powered names to talk candidly, but it is refreshing to hear people being real and passionate, instead of canned and media trained. Super engaging and fun to watch, Justine Bateman also an intelligent and thoughtful highlight.Especially in the current political climate,it is a reminder to believe in the power of organizing to effect change at the highest levels, and how important it is to stay the course.


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