... some Yellow Family staffers' nerves are on edge.
Since I didn't have to be sitting in negotiation this afternoon, I drove over to the Starz Media/Film Roman facility, where I discovered (via the employees) that Fox and the six voice actors on The Simpsons are deep in talks for a renewal of contracts. And that all parties, according to the artists, have imposed a news blackout.
Which makes the artists a bit anxious.
"We sort of assumed they'd reach a deal, but since they haven't, we don't know what's up. And nobody else around here has much of an idea about what's going on, either."
Added to that, Fox has a number of shows from the current Simpsons season it plans to hold over to the next, so there might not be a full season (22 episodes) order next time around.
Assuming there is a next time around.
Small wonder that artists came up to me and said: "So. What other animation projects are going on around town?"