Friday, November 02, 2007

Pencils Down Means Pencils Down.

Text from an ad in Daily Variety, 11/1:

“You guys will still break stories, right?”

“Your people can still write scripts. I mean, who would know?”

We would.

We would know that doing so undermines the very cause for which we’re fighting. We would know that it sends the wrong message to those who honor our picket lines.

We would know that it only serves to prolong a strike.

So, just to be absolutely clear: In the event of a strike, we, the following showrunners, will do no writing and no story breaking — nor will any be asked of our writing staffs — until we get a deal.

Robert Carlock
Tina Fey
(30 Rock)

Warren Bell
(According to Jim)

Tim Doyle
(Aliens in America)

Rich Appel
Mike Barker
Matt Weitzman
(American Dad)

Dee Johnson
(Army Wives)

Steven Levitan
Christopher Lloyd
(Back To You)

Ronald D. Moore
(Battlestar Galactica)

Mark Olsen
Will Scheffer
(Big Love)

Jason Cahill
(Bionic Woman)

Hart Hanson
Stephen Nathan

David E. Kelley
(Boston Legal)

Greg Berlanti
(Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money)

Matt Nix
(Burn Notice)

Walon Green
(Canterbury’s Law)

Marsh McCall

Bill Martin
Mike Schiff

James Duff
(The Closer)

Meredith Stiehm
Veena Sud
(Cold Case)

Dennis Rinsler
Marc Warren
(Cory in the House)

Carol Mendelsohn
Naren Shankar
(CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

Pamela Veasey
(CSI: New York)

Marc Cherry
(Desperate Housewives)

Daniel Cerone

Matthew Carnahan
Joel Fields

Josh Reims
Craig Wright
(Dirty Sexy Money)

Marc Guggenheim
(Eli Stone)

John Wells

Charlie Craig
Jaime Paglia
Thania St. John

Ali LeRoi
(Everybody Hates Chris)

David A. Goodman
Seth MacFarlane
Chris Sheridan
(Family Guy)

John F. Bowman
(Frank TV)

Jason Katims
(Friday Night Lights)

Anne Kenney

Krista Vernoff
(Grey’s Anatomy)

Shonda Rhimes
(Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice)

Steven Peterman
Michael Poryes
(Hannah Montana)

Tim Kring

David Shore

Carter Bays
Craig Thomas
(How I Met Your Mother)

Rob McElhenney
(It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Carol Barbee
(Jericho, Swingtown)

Warren Hutcherson
Alison Taylor
(Just Jordan)

John Altschuler
Dave Krinsky
(King of the Hill)

Jonathan Lisco
Craig Silverstein

Eric Tuchman
(Kyle XY)

Rene Balcer
(Law & Order)

Warren Leight
(Law & Order:Criminal Intent)

Neal Baer
(Law & Order: SVU)

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson
(Lincoln Heights)

Carlton Cuse
Damon Lindelof

Matt Weiner
(Mad Men)

Mark Hudis

Andy Breckman

Tom Fontana
(M.O.N.Y., The Philanthropist)

Chip Johannessen

Betsy Thomas
(My Boys)

Bobby Bowman
Gregory Garcia
(My Name is Earl)

Kari Lizer
(The New Adventures of Old Christine)

David Manson
(New Amsterdam)

Stacy Traub
(Notes from the Underbelly)

Greg Daniels
(The Office)

Eric Kaplan
(Out of Jimmy’s Head)

Marti Noxon
(Private Practice)

Tara Butters
Michele Fazekas
Tom Spezialy

Dmitry Lipkin
Dawn Prestwich
Nicole Yorkin
(The Riches)

Tom Hertz
(Rules of Engagement)

Donald Todd
(Samantha Who?)

Dan Sterling
(The Sarah Silverman Program)

Ian Biederman
Ed Redlich

Shawn Ryan
(The Shield, The Unit, The Oaks)

James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Al Jean
(The Simpsons)

Al Gough
Miles Millar

Tom Lynch
(South of Nowhere)

Danny Kallis
(Suite Life on Deck)

Josh Friedman
Toni Graphia
John Wirth
(Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles)

Josh Goldsmith
Tim Hobert
Cathy Yuspa
(‘Til Death)

Joe Medeiros
(The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)

Alan Ball
(True Blood)

Silvio Horta
Marco Pennette
(Ugly Betty)

David Simon
(The Wire)

Peter Murrieta
(Wizards of Waverly Place)

R. Scott Gemmill
(Women’s Murder Club)

In Solidarity
Steven Bochco
Jim Leonard
Phil Rosenthal
Robin Schiff