Saturday, November 03, 2007

File under "every dark cloud has a silver lining"

From BBC News:

The Writers Guild of America has asked its 12,000 members to stop working and set up picket lines from Monday.

It wants more cash for work which goes on "new" media such as DVDs or online.

Shows hosted by stars such as Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jon Stewart are expected to stop almost immediately as they rely on a supply of topical jokes.