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Strike.TV

Strike.TV is an internet television website that was created during the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. It is an online network of original programming produced by well-known Hollywood names. Its launch on October 28, 2008 featured several shows of various genres:

Web Series

"Anyone But Me": written and directed by Tina Cesa Ward and Susan Miller
"5 or Die": written and directed by Tom Holland ("Childs Play")
"The Challenge": written by Lloyd Garver Newhart")
"Confessional": written by Ken LaZebnik Prairie Home Companion")
"Dangerous Women (web series)": written by David O'Malley Fatal Instinct")
"Daryl from OnCar": Ron Corcillo ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Russ Carney
"Faux Baby": directed by Charlie Stratton written by Laura Brennan [4], Jennifer Maisel, Rachel Leventhal
"Global Warming": written by Rob Kutner ("The Daily Show"), Sheryl Zorn ("Penn & Teller: Bullshit!") and directed by Mike Shapiro.
"Greenville General": written by Karen Harris ("General Hospital")
"House Poor": written by Mindy Kaling & Lester Lewis ("The Office")
"Joe & Kate": written by and starring Joe Kelly ("How I Met Your Mother") and Kate Purdy ("Cold Case")
"John's Hand": written by Ghost Whisperer")
"Life in General": written by Karen Harris ("General Hospital")
"Lose Yourself"

"Me First": written by Peter Hyoguchi, Krista Tucker
"Side Effects": written by Chuck Rose
"Sketch Toons": written by Charles Horn ("Robot Chicken")
"Speedie Date": written by Lorin Wertheimer Girlfriends")
"The Smartest Guy in the World": written by Rick Rosner ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!")
"Tender Morsels": written by Giuseppe Graziano ("The King of Queens")
"Unknown Sender": written and directed by Steven E. de Souza ("Die Hard")
"With the Angels": written by Mary Feuer ("lonelygirl15")
"Katana (web series)": written by Yuji Okumoto and Richard Cranor

The first three months' of profits will be contributed to the Actors' Fund Entertainment Assistance Program. The EAP has been offering financial relief and other services to entertainment industry professionals negatively impacted by the strike.

External links

  • www.Strike.tv
  • Actors' Fund Entertainment Assistance Program
  • Variety article about Strike.tv
  • The Hollywood Reporter article about Strike.tv
  • Wired article about Strike.tv
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