NPR: The Movie Mark McKinney Has ‘Seen A Million Times’
by LILY PERCY at NPR.com
May 12, 2013 3:49 PM
Audio for this story from All Things Considered will…
Is there anything more pleasing to me at the moment than @Mark_DMcKinney’s declaring his love for the great Hayao Miyazaki’s beautiful film, My Neighbor Totoro? I don’t think so.
Dear WGAE and WGAW members,
Writers on E! Network’s comedy-variety show, Fashion Police, walked off their jobs today to gain Writers Guild coverage and to protest the company’s unfair labor practices. Their strike is recognized and supported by the WGAW and the WGAE. As per Working Rule 8, Guild members are prohibited from writing for the show.
Although Fashion Police is one of E!’s highest-rated shows, its writers lack health and pension benefits, residuals, and industry-standard compensation. When the writers began to organize earlier this year they were met with threats and delaying tactics.
The writers notified the company they are finished writing until they are covered by a Guild agreement and compensated appropriately. There are two possible endings to this conflict. Either E! will agree to cover the writers under a Guild contract, or it will no longer benefit from the writing talents of the current staff of Guild members.
Please support the Fashion Police writers and spread the word to non-members who might be approached to write for the show.
More at Variety.
According to the fans…
Unscientific tallying (I counted whatever someone listed first, and “ALL OF THE ABOVE”s were not included ;)
Still, this is approximately what the fans want to see next, according to @mark_dmckinney’s recent informal Facebook poll.
I got the blues so bad, I’d be lying on my bed, I can’t even turn myself over. I got the blues so bad, every night my eyes my keep poppin’ wide open so I gotta call a friend and say “Hey buddy! Shut my eyes for me. I got the blues.
PAINTING WITH DARRILL AUTOREBLOG
“Now, if you remember, all great paintings have an element of tragedy to them. For instance, if you remember from last week, the unicorn was stuck on the aircraft carrier and couldn’t get off. That was very sad.”
Kids in the Hall, Painting With The Inner Child
My idea of decorating for Christmas (by Tavie)