Strike Watch: Washington Square Park (Cont’d)


More reports are coming in from this afternoon’s WGA solidarity rally in Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Park. From Sherry Goldman, spokesperson, WGA East:

”Presidential Candidate Senator John Edwards spoke to the ‘packed house,’ stressing his support for our fight to win a fair and respectful contract and reaffirming his commitment not to cross WGA picket lines at The View and also the upcoming CBS-sponsored Democratic debate … Evan Handler, Aasif Mandvi, Gilbert Gottfried were among the celebrities that spoke at the podium. Other celebrities attending today’s Rally included: … David Chase, Tony Goldwyn, Edie Falco, Michael Emerson, Kristen Davis, Joe Pantoliano, B.J. Novak, Michael Nouri; Julianna Margulies, Anthony Edwards, Eric Begosian, Nancy Giles, John Slattery, Richard Belzer, David Proval, and David Cross. (I’m sure I left a some people off this list – it was so crazy there today.) And, of course, there were hundreds of striking writers on hand.”

Update: SNL headwriter Seth Meyers, who has a perfect attendance record thus far for WGA pickets, was at the rally. Also attending: Michael Gladis (“Mad Men”), Rashida Jones (“The Office”), Dean Winters, Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Alexandra Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi’s daughter and filmmaker of George Bush documentary “Travels with George”).

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