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"Make no mistake about it: a prolonged strike could plunge our city and our county into recession," said Mayor Richard Riordan at a news conference.
In just over a week, on May 1, 2001, the contract between Hollywood studios and the Writers Guild of America will expire. Without a new agreement, writers are set to strike. The biggest sticky point in negotiations has been over what writers receive for TV, DVD, and Internet residuals.
Several weeks after the writers contract expires, the Screen Actors Guild contract will expire and could result in an actors strike if a new contract isn't agreed upon.
Any strike will result in dozens of Hollywood productions being postponed or cancelled. One of the biggest that could be hit is Matrix 2 & 3.
Click here to read an earlier dFX story on this subject.
The Baha Men let the
dogs out last year; now the pop phenoms unleash the first radio track
from "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture" (released
May 15, 2001, on DreamWorks Records). The cheery "Best Years Of Our
Lives" goes to Top 40 radio April 24, but it's already sounding familiar
to those who've seen the trailer for "Shrek," which features
the song in a climactic celebration scene.
"Best Years Of
Our Lives" was recorded especially for DreamWorks Pictures' animated
comedy adventure "Shrek" -- the greatest fairy tale never told
-- as were eight other performances heard on the soundtrack album from:
In addition to "Like
Wow!," "Shrek - Music From The Original Motion Picture"
is highlighted by three other previously released selections: "I'm
On My Way," from U.K. popsters The Proclaimers; the wholly appropriate
"My Beloved Monster," from modern rockers eels; and the major
league hit "All Star," also from Smash Mouth.
"Shrek - Music
From The Original Motion Picture" was overseen by DreamWorks Records
executives Michael Ostin, Robbie Robertson and Lenny Waronker and DreamWorks
Pictures music supervisor Marylata E. Jacob, all of whom served as executive
on May 18, "Shrek" stars the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy,
Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow. DreamWorks Pictures presents a PDI/DreamWorks
Production, "Shrek," directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
and produced by Aron Warner, John H. Williams and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Based on the book by William Steig, "Shrek" was co-executive
produced by David Lipman, with Penney Finkelman Cox
Weekend Box Office
News Link of the
Day - Rugrats Roller Coaster Opens
"Paramount's Kings Island near Cincinnati claims bragging rights as the "Kids' Coaster Capital of the World" with the addition this season of a Rugrats-themed thrill ride.
The Rugrats Runaway
Reptar, the world's first inverted junior coaster and the park's fourth
kiddie coaster, takes children on a fast, high-flying ride in ski-lift
style seats that are suspended below the coaster track..."
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