Early morning at Paramount was chilly but unremarkable, with a mix of familiar faces and new folks. The negotiations (which just re-opened today) were of course a major topic of conversation, but I also learned a lot about the inner workings of Ugly Betty and the wild-west state of videogame writing.
The New York Times pulled several quotes from this blog in an article that ran today. I’ve no real objections, though I’ll point out that picketing isn’t nearly the party the article might have you believe. Yes, I’ve enjoyed meeting and walking with many talented writers, people I previously only knew by credits. But I’m delighted to put down my sign at the end of every shift.
Let me be clear: Picketing sucks. It’s the situation that makes it necessary. It’s the people who make it bearable.
I’ll be back at my post tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., if anyone else cares to experience it first-hand.