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Remember this concept?

It's about to be revisited. In a slightly different idiom, and in spades. Via Nikki Finke's blog at Deadline Hollywood Daily:

On Thanksgiving Day (November 22), a group of Writers Guild Of America members will begin posting Public Service Announcements featuring A-list Screen Actors Guild talent as part of an independent WGA membership's "Speechless" campaign conceived by director/writer George Hickenlooper and writer Alan Sereboff. For the first time in the TV and movie industry, high-profile SAG actors will be taking their talents directly and exclusively to the Internet -- the very medium which is at the center of the current WGA labor strike against the Alliance Of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

The spots will begin appearing on Thursday morning which will begin posting Thanksgiving Day and run exclusively on DeadlineHollywood.com through Sunday night. Beginning Monday, they can be found on SpeechlessWithoutWriters.com with links on UnitedHollywood.com and every day thereafter during the duration of the strike.

Included are SAG talent such as Sean Penn, Holly Hunter, Laura Linney, Alan Cumming, Jay Leno, Harvey Keitel, Kate Beckinsale, Tina Fey, Tim Robbins, Gary Marshall, David Schwimmer, Patricia Clarkson, James Franco, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Martin Sheen, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon, Andre 3000, Chazz Palminteri, Jason Bateman, Christine Lahti, Patricia Arquette, Jenna Elfman, Olivia Wilde, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Eva Longoria, Justine Bateman, Joshua Jackson, Rosanna Arquette, Diane Ladd, Rebecca Romjin, Minnie Driver, Nicollette Sheridan, Robert Patrick, Matthew Perry, Ed Asner, and America Ferrera and the cast of Ugly Betty. Arrangements have been made to also shoot Woody Allen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jane Fonda, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Jason Alexander, Charlize Therone, Minnie Driver, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Many, many more are also in the works.

Much more info at Nikki's blog: follow the link.

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Not having Thanksgiving over here, there is no Irish or European equivalent of "Black Friday". But for those of you who're US-based and are planning a little retail therapy / shopping attack for Friday, you might like to check out this useful resource:


They're trying to list in one place all the major online (and many offline, bricks-'n'-mortar) sales. They say:

The list just keeps growing! We just posted the black friday ads for JCPenney, Kohls, Radio Shack, Toys R Us as well as the Meijer Thursday Ad. Here is the current list of opening times....

They even have an RSS feed.


Meanwhile, due to our private household T-day celebrations, I won't be blogging tomorrow. Everybody in the US: have a super Thanksgiving!


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