Spent part of the morning at Film Roman By the Airport. The Simpsons Section, usually a beehive of activity, was still as quiet as a high desert ghost town ....
A few people have trickled back from the Long Hiatus, but mostly the cubicles are still empty. A staff person who returned last week said to me:
"A bunch of people should be back next week for a new show. The actors have already recorded quite a few scripts, and I hear they're going to be doing a bunch more in the next few weeks ..."
The actors better record a cluster of scripts in the next few weeks, because if the Screen Actors Guild goes out, they'll be recording nada ... despite the lucrative new contracts.
Happily, SAG hasn't yet made a peep about calling for a strike vote, and once they do, the process takes three weeks. With luck, The Simpsons will have a majority of the new season's scripts down on tape by then, and the artists won't have to take another lengthy hiatus.