The Hollywood strike escalates as writers rallied on Wall Street, and celebrities lent their support to the cause.
The crisis takes a dramatic “plot twist” as the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger confronted the writers union leaders of intimidating anyone who wanted to go back to work.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is also trying to diffuse the tension.
AS the white suits worked it out in the conference rooms, as many as 500 celebrities went to the streets and even distributed food. “We’ve become a close family with all our writers,” says “Desperate Housewives” star James Denton. “We’re all in the same boat. We’re all fighting the same battle.” They have something at stake: the WGA crisis could affect their own contracts, which expire by June.
Originally posted on November 14, 2007 @ 6:10 pm