Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Screen Actor's Guild Not Striking {It's Hoped}

After 2 days and approximately 27 hours worth of negotiating, on Friday November 21 2008, federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez emerged from talks with representatives of the Screen Actor's Guild {SAG} and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers {AMPTP}, with both participants still in disagreement.

i feel for Mr.Gonzalez, because just gathering research for the past 2 days on this beef, i am exhausted. i can imagine the toll of having actually been in the room while the talks were in session. Talks without mediation had been in suspension since July. At the request of both parties, Mr.Gonzalez has been mediating the dispute since October.

In a nutshell at issue is compensation with regard to "new media" {read DVD and/or internet projects}. SAG wants not only a guarantee of residuals, but also a higher dollar amount for residuals on all "new media" projects than AMPTP is willing to provide.

What's interesting is that when a mediator was requested, and both parties were presumably negotiating with an open mind, SAG simultaneously voted to "give its negotiating committee the go-ahead to call for a strike-authorization vote if the mediation failed." SAG requires 75% of its voting members to approve the measure in order to go forward with a strike. SAG says that an authorization to strike does not necessarily mean they will strike. With that in mind, in an interview on KTLA-TV Los Angeles, SAG president Alan Rosenberg said "we have to put bullets in our gun in order to get a deal."

i hope for Mr.Rosenberg's, the union member's and the peripheral economic factors' sake that SAG does not shoot it's self in the foot.
If you agree that a strike will be detrimental, please sign the petition at:
No SAG Strike

Petition calls on SAG to drop strike bid
Beatty, Bening, Nicholson, Nolte, and Streep Secretly Approve Strike
SAG to seek strike authorization
The Strike Zone:SAG/AFTRA

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nip/Tuck Season 6, More Promos {Yea!}

sookie's NipTuck Season 6 promologo

sookie's spoiler alert

Nip/Tuck ~ Returns

Nip/Tuck ~ Meet Raj

Nip/Tuck ~ Still The Same?

Nip/Tuck ~ Guest Stars

Nip/Tuck ~ Hookups

Nip/Tuck ~ Busby Berkeley

FX Nip/Tuck Official Website

sookie's spoiler alert ends

Keep A Child Alive Update

Congratulations to McMahoniac admin Cheri on being the recipient of the signed Doctor Doom Head, donated by Julian McMahon to auctionwire.com for the Keep A Child Alive organization. Cheri's sister mjfrog1 offered the winning bid. Cheri has shared the wonderful news that her sister purchased the item for her as a surprise Christmas gift.
Doctor Doom Head Signed by Julian McMahon

Congratulations to bidder BAG on receiving the signed jersey of New York Yankee shortstop Alex Rodriguez, donated to auctionwire.com for the Keep A Child Alive organization.
New York Yankee Jersey Signed by Alex Rodriguez
There are other celebrity items donated for
Keep A Child Alive still available for bidding at auctionwire.com---but get there quickly as the auction bidding will conclude on Friday night November 21, 2008 at midnight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebs Go Viral To Keep A Child Alive

For this cause there are many great featured celebrity auction items from which to select. Here are a few of the highlights:

Magic Johnson Signed Jersey #32

Julian McMahon Signed Dr. Von Doom Head

Alex Rodriguez Signed Jersey

The Ultimate Denzel Washington Signed Memorabilia

Britney Spears Signed Script from CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother

Keep A Child Alive Auctionwire.com

Thank you to annee and Kicki at McMahoniacs.net for the heads-up about Keep A Child Alive


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Nip/Tuck Season 6 Airs Tuesday January 6, 2009 10:00pm On FX

We now have an official [yes f'real this time] date for Nip/Tuck season 6. Set those VCRs, Tivos, etc., for Tuesday January 6, 2009 10:00pm.

In other Nip/Tuck news: Whoohoo! Yes, i am vindicated. Not that i doubted my sources. As you may recall, a few posts back i had taken the mainstream press to task for what i perceived as inaccuracies in their reportage regarding the number of remaining Nip/Tuck seasons. In the summer of 2008 after the conclusion of Nip/Tuck's 5th season, despite the FX network giving a series end-date of 2011, the mainstream press reported that Nip/Tuck's 6th season would also be it's last. i, in an attempt to set the record straight and alleviate the panic that was spreading amongst the fiercely devoted fans, said that information was incorrect.
Nip/Tuck Season 6 Spots

And now Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy has vetted my information as correct:

"All three of the remaining seasons should be watched as separate seasons"

{Ahem}...Quod erat demonstrandum [we have proven the proposition we set out to prove].

PS: Happy Birthday Ryan Murphy

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

PopCardz ~ Celeb Trading Cards

A-List Global Media president Ted Kurie and vice president [formerly an agent with Creative Artists Agency] Christian Troy [yes Nip/Tuck fans that is this real man's real name---what a fun coincidence] have created a philanthropic pop culture niche. Celebrity trading cards, PopCardz. The introductory set features 40 celebs. The cards will have a photo, and stats that include the birthday and astrological sign, motto, favorite book, song, place, food, hometown, and a secret about the celeb. Some of the celebs to be featured are Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Scarlet Johansson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Chris Evans, and Giovanni Ribisi. $3.00 per pack, 5 cards in the pack. Box sets run $50.00 with 24 packs to a set. Having more than just 'got 'em, need 'em' value, these are trading cards with a purpose---the proceeds will benefit the sponsored charities of the celebs. In addition to the charitable aspect, each card will have a unique 10 digit interactive virtual redemption code which will give the holder the opportunity to get authentic celeb memorabilia, autographs, and a chance to have a live face to face with the celeb on the card. Way cool!