Noisy Writers Disrupt Filming of "Cane"
Not only they are not willing to write, but they are also disrupting the filming of already written scripts. Hollywood press is reporting that production of CBS' ratings-challenged soap "Cane" had to be interrupted today after about 20 writers on strike chanted, screamed and used a bullhorn outside a cafe near the CBS lot in Studio City.
Two off-duty police officers as well as private security were hired to maintain order, but the writers continued to disrupt the production until location manager stopped the shoot and supposedly called it a day.
The writers then cheered and joined picketers around the corner at the studio. The shutdown however lasted only 20 minutes before the filming continued at a different location. The cast and crew are trying to complete the original 13-episode order.
Meanwhile, "Crime Scene Investigation's" Marg Helgenberger has joined the picket line at Universal Studios in support of the WGA strike.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus also walked from the set of her CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine" right onto the writers' picket line.