Some friends of the blog wanted me to tell you about a rally this week to support reality writers:
Support American Idol Workers!
In 2008, the American Idol Truth Tour traveled across the country to expose the poor working conditions for writers and other workers on American Idol.
On Wednesday February 18, the Truth Tour comes to:
CBS TV CITY
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Rally & picket begins 3:30 pm SHARP
American Idol continues to be a ratings juggernaut, raking in huge profits for FremantleMedia, the multinational corporation that produces AI and other popular shows like America's Got Talent, Million Dollar Password, Family Feud, and The Price Is Right. Despite FremantleMedia's success, the corporation does not provide the writers who contribute to the success of these shows necessities like health care and pension!
As American Idol broadcasts live on Feb. 18th, join reality and game show writers, along with the Teamsters, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice, Professional Musicians Local 47 and other community supporters outside CBS TV City to demand that FremantleMedia treat its writers with respect!
To RSVP click here. For more information, go to www.truthaboutfremantle.com.