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The writers strike looming on the horizon has the potential to shut down virtually everything film and TV related. Especially in southern California. If the other unions decide to go out to support the writers this could be a real mess for RDF.
With the rumors that the English version is set to start shooting in a couple of weeks, I can only hope it goes smoothly.
-- JustJay-captain-Three Rusty Juveniles (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 22, 2001
ahhhhh! They can't start with us still in limbo! The international entry cutoff date was much later than the date for British entries. We havn't heard anything yet JustJay, but reassured you've given me something to worry about! :)
-- Trevor (email@example.com), March 23, 2001.
JustJay, we are all junkyard warriors, if they give us a chance, we can build a show out of the junkyard. We don't need no stinkin writers....ken
-- Ken Sklorenko (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 2001.
Actually, reality television shows would not be affected by the strike. Some of RDF's other programs might feel it, but Junkyard wars will probably be fine.
-- Gregg Christopher - The Odd Goods (email@example.com), March 24, 2001.
Man, I REALLY hate to write this, but: If there IS a writer's strike in California when they try to tape the American shows there for JYW, it might be a problem even if JYW doesn't use writers. Many people, ESPECIALLY members of other trade unions, are often very reluctant to cross other union workers' picket lines. It can get quite nasty. They should have filmed in Florida- a non-union state. (Yeah, there's a CSA joke in there, but it's not for this transplant to make.)
-- Chip Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 29, 2001.