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So is SP not affected by the strike?

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So is SP not affected by the strike?#1
Posted: 11/15/07 at 12:10am
South Park is all-new tonight (and also was last week), and considering they usually have a very fast episode turnaround, I have to wonder why their writing staff isn't affected by the WGA strike. Could they have an entirely non-union staff?
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re: So is SP not affected by the strike?#2
Posted: 11/15/07 at 12:13am
It's possible...or they could have had these finished before the strike hit. It may be the last new show for awhile...
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re: So is SP not affected by the strike?#2
Posted: 11/15/07 at 12:15am
That just occurred to me, but I'm pretty sure that episodes are written and animated in the space of a week. I may be misremembering, though.
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re: So is SP not affected by the strike?#3
Posted: 11/15/07 at 12:19am
I believe with the program they have they can get episodes done in as little as a week. But that doesn't mean they don't have them done well in advance. It's more so if something happens, they can quickly go in and write up an episode about it to get it out faster, or edit an episode already in the works. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the writers for the show, they are't members of the WGA.


EDIT: It seems as if animated shows are covered through a different union of WGA.


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Updated On: 11/15/07 at 12:19 AM