Assistants & Below-the-Line Rally!

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Wanna join the fight? Tomorrow afternoon, hundreds of assistants and below-the-line employees will be joining the writers strike to show their solidarity with the writers. If you're an assistant or below-the-line worker (especially if you've been laid off because of the strike), please come show your support! If you're not an assistant or below-the-line worker, come show your support anyway... many of these employees aren't part of the WGA, but they support the writers' cause and have been the first people to lose their jobs! Here's the scoop...

When: Monday, November 19. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 20th Century Fox Studios - Main Gate
10201 W. Pico Blvd. (at Motor)
Los Angeles, CA 90035


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