Saturday, November 17, 2007

More WGA strike

If you feeling like helping the WGA you can make a call or write a letter to the studios. Here's an article on the subject with excerpts below. And here's that contact info:

Anne Sweeney, President, Disney-ABC Television Group: 818-560-1000
The Walt Disney Company, 500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521

Kevin Reilly, President, Fox Entertainment: 310-369-1000
Fox Broadcasting, 10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Bruce Rosenblum, President, Warner Bros. Television Group: 818-954-6000
Warner Bros Studios, 3400 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

Philippe Dauman, President/CEO, Viacom: 212-258-6000
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Leslie Moonves, President/CEO, CBS Corporation: 212-975-4321
CBS, 51 West 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019

Jeff Zucker, President/CEO, NBC Universal: 818-777-1000
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Points to make:

1. Writers are asking for fair compensation when content is streamed or downloaded on the Internet. Right now, writers are getting ZERO. Publishers claims that everything on-line is only promotional are just bogus--they are selling advertising on-line!!!

2. The media business is healthy. CEOs brag to Wall Street that they are making money from new media--all the better to raise money and keep the share price going up (which helps CEOs profit from generous stock options they are given) but they are hypocritically crying poverty when it comes to paying writers.

3. If you need to, you can use these statistics to show how profitable media companies are and how well the CEOs are being compensated.

2 comments:

Sean M. Murphy said...

What statistics? (I'm not agruing with the post, merely notingthat #3 purports to refer to some statistics which we may then levy in our letter-writing efforts.)

Kelly McCullough said...

Thanks Sean,

I forgot to port the link. Added now.