The red carpet arrivals are always an opportunity to dish and delight on who’s wearing what, and let’s face it, the red carpet’s a huge product placement for designers and jewels, as well as for the arrivees’ latest project. But also a great way to get some fashion tips and don’ts.
We are thrilled to have members of the Writers Guild of America joining in on liveblogging this and the later Oscar broadcast which starts at 5pm PST/8pm EST. The WGA and Firedoglake have a storied history, going back to the Writers Strike in 2007, when FDL founder Jane Hamsher who, before becoming the political force she is today produced such films as Natural Born Killers, From Hell, Apt Pupil, and Permanent Midnight. Jane put the full force of FDL behind the WGA, with five dozen posts from her and other FDL writers about the strike and walking the picket lines herself.
Les Moonves made $28.6 million last year. It’s awfully hard to accept this overweening concern for the future of the industry and simultaneously justify that kind of executive compensation. The average WGA member makes about $5000 a year…Howie Klein and I joined the writers the other day in the picket line and had a whole lot of fun.
Words are the life blood of our culture, in the beginning was the word, ya know. Words are our stock in trade, we live on our wit. And, Firepups, don’t be shy about asking the writers questions about themselves and their work!