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Arts and Entertainment

Strike.TV to Debut

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You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community. Teaser from StrikeTV on Vimeo.

During the Writers Strike, a group of creatives got together to make Strike.TV and began to develop 40 projects that are expected to debut starting today (as of this writing on the morning of July 4th, only the above teaser has been launched).

One of their promises is "to demonstrate that it was possible for Hollywood professionals to coexist and flourish with the studio system that has supported them for so long while bringing their talents to an emerging medium and doing so in a way that helps everyone," explains their press release. "Strike.TV chose to be on the forefront as the industry goes through the necessary changes that inevitably arise with any new technology. Every industry and economy is impacted by change. And change is sometimes painful or difficult."

But can Strike.TV prove that, without studio producers trying to make the bottom line with "safe" box office films, they can consistently make quality projects rather than inconsequential ones? That is to be seen. Until then, we're off to, uh... Hancock.