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
Official Selection 2015 Sacramento International Film Festival, the 2015 Milledgeville International Film Festival, and the 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival. See more »
(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 See more »
The struggles of Hollywoood writers and their eventual triumph
An informative and visually appealing film depicting the struggles of the writers in Hollywood. At a time when actors and directors were reaping the monetary benefits of films and TV productions, the writers were virtually ignored. Many of the actors, producers and directors joined the writers in their attempt to gain recognition and compensation for the work they did. The interviews were honest and informative and gave us a clear picture of how unfair things were for the writers guild. By banding together with others in the industry, the writers were able to shut down Hollywood. Something that studios did not think would happen. Without the writers everything stopped, no movie, no TV programs and no creative dialogue. An excellent teaching tool for future writers and others in the film industry.
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