Wednesday, 21 November 2007


From tomorrow a number of high profile actors will be taking part in an internet campaign to highlight the Writers' Guild Strike.

Run by
Deadline Hollywood and entitled 'Speechless' the campaign features Sean Penn, Holly Hunter, Laura Linney, Alan Cumming, Jay Leno, Harvey Keitel, Tina Fey, Tim Robbins, David Schwimmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Andre 3000, Chazz Palminteri, Jason Bateman, Justine Bateman, Rosanna Arquette, Diane Ladd and Matthew Perry among many others.

"During the first day of the strike, director/writer George Hickenlooper (Factory Girl) and writer Alan Sereboff (The Red House) were struck by the talent surrounding them on the picket line. Hickenlooper suggested to Sereboff that they focus their energies on a creative campaign. That night, they met at WGA Headquarters with writers Ian Deitchman (Life As We Know It), Justin Zakham (The Bucket List) and director Josh Marston (Maria Full of Grace). After conferring, the team came to an agreement: What better way to bring attention to the issues regarding the Internet then to use the Internet itself?"

In this video below one of the writing staff of The Daily Show brings you Not The Daily Show.

In that clip there's talk of Viacom suing YouTube's parent company Google for a Billion Dollars. Here on the real Daily Show Jon Stewart and Demetri Martin explain how that might work.

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