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  •  Questions for diarist: (17+ / 0-)

    What has prevented you from getting the success you want?  (And, it seems, think you deserve?)

    I come from a lower middle class family of non-writers.   I wasn't born into a Hollywood dynasty, much less anywhere near Los Angeles.

    I still don't live there, but I do go to work there and sell my scripts.  And I'm a proud member of the W.G.A.

    Note to Hollywood:  There are thousands of outstanding screenplays out there sitting in drawers, moldering on hard drives, screenplays written by unknown writers who aren’t in the union clique.  Open the transom and see what you get.

    So you think some kind of clique is preventing you from getting writing work on TV, or from selling your screenplays?

    I've never met this clique.  So I'm wondering who they are, and why you think they're stopping you, if they didn't stop me.

    IMPEACH Dick Cheney. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

    by chumley on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 10:09:16 AM PST

    •  Our diarist has run away. (11+ / 0-)

      No doubt struck by inspiration, and turning out another unjustly neglected masterpiece at this very minute.

      IMPEACH Dick Cheney. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

      by chumley on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 10:19:20 AM PST

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    •  I could argue this crap diary point by point (1+ / 0-)
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      But I just want to point out one more thing:

      I mean it's not like the striking writers are picketing to get safer working conditions or health insurance.

      I have health insurance through the union, not through the largesse of the studios.    And my wife and two young kids are covered too.

      (blah blah blah, then...) But wait. Don’t they get a salary?  Probably a pretty nice salary--with benefits even.

      Benefits are through the WGA.  And no, not all of us are on salary.

      The studios would be happy to undo all the stuff WGA members have fought for over the years and hire scabs like yourself.  But...then they'd be stuck with your writing, too.  And they know it.  

      IMPEACH Dick Cheney. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

      by chumley on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 02:51:21 PM PST

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