November 19, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
The writer's strike began on November 5th. The WGA and Hollywood studios have agreed to meet on November 26th to negotiate and hopefully end the strike which has already shut down production on several TV shows and films.
George Clooney has dipped into his own pockets and donated $25,000 to a charity providing emergency relief to workers hit by the strike. He also urged other actors to do the same.
He told Variety , "To people like myself, the strike is a forced vacation. But there is the fear that a prolonged strike can destroy people who make a living in this industry. My hope is that people who can afford it will take responsibility for this and help out."
$25,000 is $25,000! I applaud George! Most of these rich actors haven't done shit. Cheap, but generous! Wait, it is awards season! George should've sweetened the pot if he wanted some nominations.
Oprah, the ball is in your court. You know she's gonna like buy all the studios and save the day.
Here's Georgie looking better than usual while out for dinner the other night.