So the Production Workers march — i.e., crew folk — that occurred over the weekend, asking that both sides just bring this effing strike to a close–finds itself now called the “BTL March” over at Ms. N. Finke’s Deadline Hollywood blog. Hmm. We knew about and publicized it here at BTL, of course. I wasn’t aware we’d “branded” it, too.
Paragraph below is from DHD:
See the BTL march reporting for yourself: ABC World News, Local KABC, Local KCBS, Local KNBC, Local Fox LA, Associated Press, Reuters, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Washington Post. Interestingly, WGA members asked to join the Below-The-Line march but were politely turned away by the organizing folks. Even though, last Friday, IATSE local boss Tom Short, indicating he was working in concert with the AMPTP, blamed the WGA for the breakdown in talks even though the moguls reps walked away from the negotiations. For background on the terrible relations between the WGA and IATSE, see my previous, Bitchslapping Between IATSE & WGA.
And the photo comes from the LA Times!: