Sunday, November 11, 2007

Writer's Strike, Studs, and Pics

By Pauly
Hollyweird, CA

Well I'm back in America. Almost. In Hollyweird for a few days showing solidarity for my fellow writers in the WGA who are on strike. They bust their asses coming up with original material for your favorite TV shows, late night talk shows, and movies... and have been getting screwed by The Man. Time for them to get a bigger piece of the pie.

In case you have no idea what is going on, here's why the writers are on strike...
"Simply put, we want to be paid for what we create. The producers don't want to pay us.

Writers, actors, and directors (and there are others too) are paid in two ways: 'up-front' when the work is completed and 'deferred' later when the product we've created makes more money for the company, usually because it was sold into a new market.

One of the key provisions of the current negotiation is based on that simple fact: we're paid for our work in television or a film; now that work is being sold on the internet, so there should be a formula that calculates that additional payment."
Looks like the strike might be a while. Check out United Hollywood, a blog written by strike captains.

I don't have the time to write while I'm in Hollyweird, but I will when I get back to NYC on Monday. I should be back in a couple of days. For now, here are a few things to keep you entertained and occupied...

Michele Lewis added Part II of her Studs of Poker Interview with yours truly. Check it out.

Mean Gene posted Part 2 of a series over at Las Vegas Vegas called Online Poker Legal and Political Opponents...Part 2.

By the way, the next time you are going to Las Vegas and are looking for a tournament to play in, the Poker Prof has compiled a comprehensive Las Vegas poker tournament directory.

The Prof also whipped up another cool feature called the Las Vegas Poker Room Directory which provides detailed information about various Las Vegas poker room.

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Stopped for an autograph in front of the Sydney Opera House

I published some new photos on Flickr including the one with the little Korean kid above. Check out my Australia II gallery which contains over 140 pics from the Poker News Cup, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Sydney, and Manly Beach.

I also added a couple of new photos to the Pauly Food Gallery.

And the Tao of Bacon has been updated.

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