The “America’s Next Top Model” writers have been on strike since Friday and their spirits could use a boost! Don’t let The Man crush their dreams of joining the Writers Guild of America!
An interested party writes:
Hello Herc, as you know, the writers from America's Next Top Model are on strike. Here's a quick update.
Last Thursday evening the writers of ANTM took a secret ballot strike vote. 12 of them voted unanimously to strike Friday morning. Our strike started successfully with great turnout and a great press event. However, maintaining a strong picket line is a challenge and we need your help. This is an open-ended strike, which means they will be picketing every day until their employer comes to the table and bargains. So unless you hear otherwise from the WGA please assume they are on strike every day.
The strike line is located at 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd (cross street is Santa Monica). There is easy street parking all over they neighborhood and a pay parking garage across the street.
We have a very lively group of writers and we've had the support of WGA members and reality writers alike, but not enough. If you can come to the picket line we are there everyday from 9:30-4PM come for as long as you can even if it's an hour on your lunch break.
If you can't make it in person are some things you could do:
* Send pizzas to 1640 S. Sepulveda - (let us know so we don't get lunch twice call Dan to coordinate 213-305-0347 ;)
* Drop by on your way to work and drop off a box of pastries or fresh fruit
* There is a Starbucks & Jamba Juice right by the strike line - get some pre-paid cards and drop them off
* Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org tell them you support them!
* Also shortly we will have a myspace profile up on their behalf, you can write comments and keep informed by checking in there as well.
Thanks for your support on behalf of the writers at ANTM.