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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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The struggles of Hollywoood writers and their eventual triumph
2 March 2015 | by curryalsoSee all my reviews

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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