Fans In Support of the WGA Strike, an online group of fans backing and fighting for the striking TV and film writers, is calling on all fans of late night TV to get on the phone and voice your frustration to GE/NBC heads Jeff Immelt & Jeff Zucker and Disney heads Bob Iger and Anne Sweeney.
As you may know, David Letterman's Worldwide Pants has struck its own deal with the WGA, allowing them to return to CBS's air tonight with their writing staffs intact. NBC and ABC, however, still refuse to make a deal, forcing their late night talk shows back on the air tonight... with no writers.
So here's the latest post from Fans In Support of the WGA Strike... help the writers end the strike and get your favorite shows back on the air!
Greetings my fellow WGA supporters!
Did everyone have a decent Hannukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/winter holiday?
Was New Year's good and relaxing for you?
hope so because it's time for us to go back to work so we can get other
writers (and their shows production teams) back on their jobs already.
action item for the week for the LJ community is to call NBC, ABC and
also GE and Disney and express our displeasure at the untenable
position they have put Conan and Jay and Jimmy Kimmel into. We can all
agree to support Jay and Conan and Jimmy as WGA writers, heck it was
great of them to be putting out so much of their own money to support
the non writing staffs for as long as they did (Conan, Jay & Jimmy
who tried to hide this from the media, nice guy that he is) and showing
up on the picket lines of LA (Jay & his head writer Joe Medeiros on
the picket lines)
or doing appearances on their staff's unofficial show blogs (Conan and all kinds of videos on http://www.latenightunderground.com, especially one entitled 'Strike Beard' )
please call the following numbers between 9am and 5pm Eastern time (9am
- 5pm Pacific for ABC & Disney) and leave messages for the 2 Jeffs
as well as Anne Sweeney & Bob Iger letting them know that you
support Conan and Jay and Jimmy as WGA writers but are displeased that
they have been forced back to work without their writers and that you
would feel more comfortable watching their shows and buying the
products and services that are running advertising spots (not to
mention buying GE and Disney products and services) if only they would
make fair deals with the WGA writers just like Worldwide Pants did for
David Letterman's show and Craig Ferguson's (whose shows you feel good
about watching and whose sponsors products and services you will
strongly consider buying)
You can and leave the usual name,
gender, age range (for example at 38 I fall into the highly sought
after 18-49 and 25-44 age groups), an approximate range for your
household income (they especially love to hear from people whose
household income is $75,000 or more a year, so if you fit that
description, say so!), your closest NBC or ABC affiliate (station call
letters and number or the city and state it is located in), and city
and state where you live.
If you also support other shows on
NBC/USA/SciFi/Bravo or the ABC/ABC Family/Disney networks feel free to
mention those shows in your call as well.
Jeffrey Immelt, President (the last name is pronounced 'eye-melt')
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield CT 06828-0001
Jeff Zucker (last name rhymes with 'Tucker')
Disney and ABC
Robert Iger President & CEO of Disney (last name pronounced 'eye-grrr')
Anne Sweeney, President of ABC, ABC Family, & Disney Networks
Phone 1-818-560-1000 for the general line
for Mr Iger's office (that will teach the operators for the general
line not to hang up on me 3 times in a row although I'm still calling
the FCC to complain about that)