Wried passes along same rumor

A Wired/Underwired blogger named John Scott Lewinski said today that two sources (a working movie producer, the other a show-runner on an upcoming sci-fi pilot) have told him that the WGA strike is set for a 12.8 settlement, which is pretty close to what I heard last weekend about the strike settlement to be announced sometime close to Pearl Harbor day (i.e., Thursday, 12.7).

The bad news, he admits, is that he might be passing along “a rapidly spreading rumor that might be, in fact, a rapidly spreading rumor. Both of my sources refused to go on the record because the date is not official and they don’t want to appear stupid if the dispute wraps before or well after that date.” Throwing caution to the wind, Lewsinki writes that “when the strike ends on Dec. 8, I reported it here first.” Nope — you actually read it here first. On Saturday, 11.24. Not that it means anything.

4 thoughts on “Wried passes along same rumor

  1. George Prager on said:

    and the bad news is…more Wes Anderson movies.

  2. It’s a rumor. One people want to be true but sadly isn’t.

    In two days of negotiations, the AMPTP has offered the WGA nothing more than they did before.

    Could things change? Sure. Hopefully they will.

    But don’t bet on it.

  3. Not to sound tooooo conspiracy theory-ish, but both sources are from the management side of the table, no?

    Since most of the public is still pretty much in the dark on the substantive issues of the strike, could this be the studios laying the groundwork for some guerrilla PR?

    Maybe they’re hoping to get the nugget out there that they offered a settlement position which the writers rejected.

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