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New media studio Worldwide Biggies has plucked three out-of-work writers from the picket lines to produce a new web series called The Void, according to Reuters. The three writers are Chris DeLuca, who has written for Saturday Night Live; Jonathan Garbus, who has appeared on Late […]

New media studio Worldwide Biggies has plucked three out-of-work writers from the picket lines to produce a new web series called The Void, according to Reuters.

The three writers are Chris DeLuca, who has written for Saturday Night Live; Jonathan Garbus, who has appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien; and Dominic Dierkes, who has written for Spike TV. Worldwide Biggies was founded in 2005 by Albie Hecht, former president of Nickelodeon.

The Void will be a comedy series reminiscent of the the cult classic Kentucky Fried Movie. Distribution for the series hasn’t yet been determined, but the terms of the deal include revenue sharing for the writers, which is good, since money generated by new media is why the writers are striking in the first place.

With the strike set to enter its eighth week and no end in sight, writers are starting to look elsewhere, either by hooking up with existing web studios or starting their own. Funny or Die just got $15 million — maybe the writers should start banging on Will Ferrell’s door.

  1. [...] Duncan Riley predicted that striking Hollywood writers would move to online video. Turns out he was right. New media studio Worldwide Biggies has plucked three out-of-work writers from the picket lines to [...]

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  2. Last month, Duncan Riley got me thinking that striking Hollywood writers would move to online video. Looks like it has begun.

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  3. [...] Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” DeLuca, along with two other striking WGA writers recently signed a deal with Worldwide Biggies to create a new sketch comedy series called The Void that will premiere at [...]

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  5. [...] City’s Hell’s Kitchen. His latest project, El Vacio, will be released on Atom.com tomorrow. (Initial reports about the series when it was birthed during the writers’ strike used the English version of the [...]

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