34303224.jpgWriting Their Way Out Of This Mess? In a lovely F.U. to the studios dozens of striking writers are considering setting up companies that bypass studios and reach consumers directly with original Web video. This would be kind of a step back for some writers, as writing for the Web isn’t exactly a writers’ dream – but Joseph Menn likens this approach to the early days of United Artists, so who knows? Bonne chance!

34300851-16154641.jpgHarsh Reality: Columnist Scott Collins takes WGA president Patric Verrone to task for apparently softening his stance toward getting union representation for reality TV writers.

34301543-16173900.jpgWait…There Is Something To Watch After All: It’s on VH1, of all places. Seven Ages of Rock is, apparently, fun for the whole family. And just when your TiVo was running dry.