Liveblogging The WGA Awards

By: Saturday February 5, 2011 5:43 pm

Hey, kids. I’m representing FDL at the WGAE Awards tonight. Very exciting.


Why Fanboys/girls Want Net Neutrality

By: Friday December 17, 2010 4:40 pm

The WGAE represents content creators – people who write programs for the internet and other digital distribution systems (e.g., to mobile devices). We have argued in favor of Net Neutrality because our members want the opportunity to reach audiences directly, without major studios and other large corporations deciding what to distribute. But what about the audience? The public? Why should they care about Net Neutrality? Because there is an important aspect to the Net Neutrality debate that people should keep in mind: “paid prioritization”.

CRUDE Documentary Ruling: Sources, Most Footage Protected

By: Saturday July 17, 2010 6:00 pm

Thursday the Court of Appeals issued a largely positive order in the case of CRUDE documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger who had been ordered by a federal judge to turn over 600 hours of unused documentary footage to energy giant Chevron as part of the lawsuit discussed in the film.

FDL Live Blogs the Oscars with WGAE and Special Guests

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 5:30 pm

We’ve got our super liveblog team in place, and that includes you, glamorous Firepups, at home in your satin pajamas and tiaras; as well as Los Angeles-based fashionista/lifestyle consultant Janet Grey, who’s been feeding me one liners during the red carpet, and reality show star/radio personality Cat Noel.

And our special guests from the Writers Guild of America-East

FDL: Live Blogs Oscar Red Carpet with WGAE and Special Guests

By: Sunday March 7, 2010 4:00 pm

We are thrilled to have members of the WGA joining in on liveblogging this and the later Oscar broadcast which starts at 5pm PST/8pm EST. The WGA and Firedoglake have a storied history, going back to the Writers Strike in 2007, when FDL founder Jane Hamsher who, before becoming the political force she is today produced such films as Natural Born Killers, From Hell, Apt Pupil, and Permanent Midnight.

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