writers

  • With A Fresh $9M, Contently Looks To Position Itself At The Front Of The New Content Marketing Movement

    With A Fresh $9M, Contently Looks To Position Itself At The Front Of The New Content Marketing Movement

    When Contently launched out of TechStars startup accelerator in 2011, content farms were quickly becoming the bane of content producers everywhere. Gumming up search engines with low-quality, SEO-optimized linkbait and shoddy content marketing models, these farms were in the process of jumping the shark. Today, thanks to continuing changes in publishing business models and digital… Read More

  • Please Welcome Natasha Lomas And Darrell Etherington (And Drew Olanoff) To TechCrunch

    Please Welcome Natasha Lomas And Darrell Etherington (And Drew Olanoff) To TechCrunch

    Today, on behalf of the TechCrunch team, I’d like to welcome our two newest writers: Natasha Lomas and Darrell Etherington. Read More

  • Writers strike over says ex-Disney CEO

    [photopress:strikeovermaybe.jpg,full,center] The writers strike could be over. Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has been quoted by CNBC and others as saying, “It’s over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It’s going on Saturday to the writers in general… A deal has been made, and they’ll be back to work very soon.” Rumors of a deal had been… Read More

  • NBC to broadcast Internet-based ‘Quarterlife’ on TV

    In the face of the ongoing writers’ strike, NBC has struck a deal with online show Quarterlife and will likely start airing episodes in February. The show’s creator, Marshall Herskovitz, wouldn’t reveal the exact details of the deal except to say that NBC is paying a licensing fee and it’s not nearly as much as what’s normally paid out for regular TV… Read More

  • To Michael Eisner: STFU

    This writer’s strike sucks. If the next season of LOST is postponed because of this crap, I may well go scab (JJ, call me!). Don’t get me wrong, I’m on the side of the writers. They’re being very pro-active in making sure that they’re being compensated by new media distribution of their wares. Most have contracts that include royalties for stuff broadcast and sold… Read More

  • Writers Guild strike might help online entertainment?

    If you hadn’t heard by now, there’s a strike brewing in Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America wants higher home video residual payments and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers isn’t giving in. The guild is meeting at 7:00 tonight in Los Angeles to further discuss how the strike’s going to go but its website already has the 2007 Strike Rules in… Read More

  • iTunes & Co. to blame for impending Hollwood writers' strike

    You kids, you’re causing starving writers to strike, crippling Hollywood and destroying our American consciousness. The Writers Guild of America, all level 70 rogues, walked out of a last minute “please don’t strike” meeting last night, setting the stage for picket lines as early as Monday. The guild is refusing to put pen to paper (or fire up Word, as the case may… Read More