Friday, November 16, 2007

Battlestar Production Shut Down

Due to the writer's strike, both David Eick shows Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman have stopped, because they've effectively run out of script.

This in from Comingsoon.net:

Battlestar, Bionic Woman Shut Down
November 15, 2007
Because of the
writers strike, NBC's Vancouver-shot TV series "Bionic Woman" shut down Nov. 9, well ahead of its scheduled Dec. 12 close, says The Hollywood Reporter.Also, the fourth season of SCI FI Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," which was set to shoot through mid-March, will wrap Friday because it, too, has burned through available scripts.


And from the Hollywood Reporter:

Strike shutters 'Bionic,' 'Battlestar' up north
By Etan Vlessing
Nov 16, 2007
TORONTO -- The impact of the U.S. writers strike has reached Hollywood North.NBC's Vancouver-shot TV series "Bionic Woman" shut down Nov. 9, local publicist Bill Vigars said Thursday, well ahead of its scheduled Dec. 12 close.
And local media reports indicate that the fourth season of Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," which was set to shoot through mid-March, will wrap Friday because it, too, has burned through available scripts.Executives at the New York-based Sci Fi Channel in New York were not available for comment.
Ken Ferguson, president of Toronto Film Studios, said he knows of one U.S. project that had considered Toronto for location shooting, only to pull back because producers were uncertain whether
the script was entirely complete, and would have had no writer on set to make changes if shooting had gone ahead.
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Well, that sucks. Hopefully the studios will realize that this needs to be ended and give to the writers a little more than they have been...

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