You’d have to be sleeping under a log to not know anything about the ongoing WGA strike. Since the strike began November 5th, production has halted on practically all scripted television series, including one CBR readers are very familiar with, “Heroes.”
When the strike began, series writers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite had to suspend answering fan questions as part of our weekly BEHIND THE ECLIPSE Q&A series. We, naturally, understood their reasons – it wouldn’t be quite right for members of the writing staff to be promoting a series for a network they’re currently striking against.
As the strike continues, and it doesn’t appear it will end anytime soon, numerous rallies and demonstrations have been held around the Los Angeles area. Another big rally is scheduled for tomorrow, this time hosted by the “Heroes” team.
Writer/Producer Aron Coleite wrote to inform us a “Heroes” WGA Rally will be held outside Universal Studios in Universal City tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th, at Noon. The rally will be held at the Lankershim Gate, which is located at the corner of Lankershim Blvd. & Universal City Dr., in the shadow of the large Universal skyscraper.
In attendance will be series creator Tim Kring and stars Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Greg Grunberg and Christine Rose. And all of your favorite writers, naturally. In addition, t-shirts and comics will be given away to loyal fans who’ve supported the production through this trying time.
So, take an extended lunch tomorrow and stop by the rally to rub elbows with the stars and lend your support to the hard working writers. CBR’s Staff Writer Emmett Furey and Staff Photographer Pinguino Kolb will be there as well and will file a report on the rally for CBR.