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Random Media presents:

Pencils Down (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 818522016528)

  • Documentary (Aspect: 16:9)
Available Formats:
Harlan Ellison, Alan Rosenberg, Justine Bateman, Christopher Knopf, Miranda Banks
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In 2007, the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the labor union that represents writers in the American television and movie industry, hit an impasse in their contract negotiations with the Studios. At the center of the dispute was jurisdiction over the Internet. Unable to make progress, the WGA called a strike, which brought Hollywood to a halt for 100 Days. Using a blend of ground level strike footage, one-on-one interviews with key industry figures, and historical Hollywood footage, the film not only explores the historical components surrounding the decision to grind Hollywood to a 100 day standstill, but also examines the issues in terms of the relevance for today's entertainment workers and those coming into the industry in the future. At its core, Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike tackles the all-important question regarding this new frontier of entertainment accessibility: what is the industry business model for the Internet?


  • UPC: 818522016528
  • Home Release: 2017-03-14
  • Original Release: 2016
  • Content Provider: Random Media
  • Runtime: 88:00
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: 16:9
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Color/BW: Color
  • Special Features:
  • Copyright: Lucky Coffee Productions, LLC
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

Cast and Crew

Harlan Ellison
Alan Rosenberg
Justine Bateman
Christopher Knopf
Miranda Banks

Written by:
Brian S. Kalata

Directed by:
Brian S. Kalata

Produced by:
Brian S. Kalata
Stephen Andrzejewski