I've been to studios at close to my usual weekly rate (4-5) this week, but truth to tell, there hasn't been a hell of a lot to report. Today I went to Disney TVA at the Frank G. Wells Building, and there still isn't much to report.
But I'll throw out a few things anyway.
* The second floor of the FGW is stripped down to the concrete as they reconfigure, re-cover and redecorate the space.
* The questions about the Writers Guild strike -- now set to begin at 9:01 Pacific Time (12:01 eastern) -- continue unabated. The big one ("How will this impact us?") I answer with:
"Except for the Fox shows, not very much. But if the WGA strikes for a long time, then it could force various producers to increase the amount of animation they're producing ... because the live-action reservoir will dry up and they'll have to replace those programs with something. And how many reality shows can they do?"
* There's grousing about the tight schedules, the rush rush rush, the uncompensated overtime.
And of course the last couple of days I've gotten a spate of phone calls about the Writers Guild and its job action, been asked to confirm rumors (of which I'm almost totally ignorant), and other fun things. It's now 5:05 and time for me to pack up. Do your best to have a relaxing weekend.