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Writers Outsourced to India

November 26, 2007 9:20 AM

We’ve all had this experience at one time or another. You call technical support, only to find your call has been outsourced to India.

Well, that same fate is befalling today’s A-list film and TV actors now that the writers are on strike.

Look what recently happened to Holly Hunter when she tried to get a writer on the phone only to learn her concerns had been routed to tech support in India:

But seriously, the PSA is from a new initiative launched on Thanksgiving by a group of Writers Guild Of America members. PSAs will be posted regularly on the new site www.speechlesswithoutwriters.com. But these won’t be any ordinary PSAs. They will feature A-list Screen Actors Guild talent, like Ms. Hunter, as well as Laura Linney, Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, also in additional PSAs currently running on the site.

So let’s hope that the return to the negotiating table this week not only brings a return to our TV entertainment, but also the end of online videos about the strike.

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Sanjana:

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