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IMDb Puts Erroneous John August Projects in Turnaround

Screenwriter John August is now a member of a very privileged group: people listed on IMDb who have managed to get the Seattle behemoth to respond full-throttle to notifications of erroneous info.

In his blog post, August suggests that IMDb’s quick action might have had something to do with the fact that other even bigger names were also tangled into the mess of two short films he never touched:

I suspect some higher-up at IMDb paid attention, because the other writers who had been listed (including Joss Whedon) are also now unlinked. But the same director is still drafting on credits for other filmmakers. IMDb has corrected one mistake, but not their system.

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Screenwriter John August Describes His Daily Work Routine

Longtime Tim Burton collaborator John August, whose credits on that front include Charlie’s Angels, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and next year’s Frankenweenie, has always been at the cutting edge of the Internet. He was one of the first name screenwriters to start blogging regularly, and today he took the time to outline his weekday writing regimen.

He starts off with the funny revelation that it wasn’t until around age four that his daughter realized that “off to work” meant an office above the garage, about 100 feet away. And leave it to August to use the title of a certain Richard Dean Anderson TV series… as a verb:

For the past six months, I’ve been doing most of my “morning work”–reading and blog stuff, such as writing this post–while walking on the treadmill. I MacGyvered an old film festival lanyard to hold my iPad 2, and use an Apple bluetooth keyboard. I find I can think coherently up to about 3.2 miles per hour. (Beyond that speed, it’s genuine cardio and I can only listen to podcasts and such.)

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WGA Strike 08: So Near and Yet So Far

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Peter Chernin says the WGA strike is over, according to Finke. Of course, he allegedly told this to pals at the Super Bowl, so it may have been the jalapeno poppers talking.

More independent studios signed interim deals. GreeneStreet Films, Killer Films, Open City Films and This Is That Prods all negotiated settlements with the guild.

WGA leadership exhorts the troops to stay strong.

Picketing goes on for John August, but he’s also made a deal for an online production, a web pilot.

February offers up a bunch of newish shows, and as there’s yet another Pussycat Dolls series, be glad this is the shortest month.

(photo from BeastandBean)

WGA 07 Strike Week 5 Name Dropping

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Quick! Call the people who make Glade and tell them you won’t buy their stinky product til the writers win.

United Hollywood has the latest response to the AMPTP proposal.

AMPTP finally hires a PR firm.They’re going to need more than air freshener.

John August, Craig Mazin, Jane Espenson, and Josh Friedman pulled the 8-11 a.m. shift at Warner Bros., gate 2/3.

Ken Levine is picketing at CBS Radford.

Alessandra Stanley notices that talk shows aren’t as timely, in her own tardy fashion.

Rachel Sklar stirs the passions of those who admire Ayn Rand.

WGA 07 Strike Week 3: Coming Attractions

Fun as this is, think they cleared the music? Written by Danny Zuker and Tim Kelleher, who also directed.

Craig Mazin tries to separate the noise from the news. The commenters are more restrained than previously, and are posting about the Teamsters who’re crossing the picket lines. FBLA’s next door neighbor is a grip, who’s mighty glad to be on location, he says. But our designer pal, whose show went dark, says his crew is pissed off.

John August has a cute anecdote about seeing Peter Roth in Mozza, which sort of undercuts the whole “Writers–they’re just like us!” meme. In a similar vein, Campanile will open a Writer’s Soup Kitchen on Wed. with a $18 prix fixe dinner menu, which is cold comfort to assistants who don’t have union cards or jobs or a spare $20. The nicely brought-up writer will take a whole group of unemployed to dinner.

Ken Levine takes a brisk turn around holiday movies. Fred Claus is gonna tank:

ELF it’s not. ALF it’s not.

People really hate Vince Vaughn, don’t they?

Tomorrow is the big multi-union march down Hollywood Blvd, so wear red, and show up at 1 PM at the corner of Ivar Ave and Hollywood Blvd.