Screen Actors Guild strike status

This post contains news on a Screen Actors Guild strike that may take place in 2009.

UPDATE: “Citing division among its membership, the Screen Actors Guild delayed a vote that would authorize the union to call a strike and bring the entertainment business to a halt. SAG announced Monday it would delay sending out ballots until Jan. 14 at the earliest, after the union’s national board holds an emergency meeting. The union initially planned to send strike authorization ballots to more than 100,000 union members on Jan. 2, a date that would have put Oscar night within reach of a potential boycott.” Full article

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Melora Hardin ‘Chicago’ Ticket Giveaway

Melora Hardin Chicago

UPDATE 12/30: congratulations to GRAND PRIZE WINNER ctl5 (120) and RUNNERS-UP Hannah (64), MaddieMagnus (66), Callan (2), Sarah (6), and absolutely i do (8)! Please check your email for further instructions. :)

Here’s your chance to win tickets to watch The Office’s Melora Hardin perform in the hit Broadway musical Chicago!

“Hey there everyone at OfficeTally! I’m so excited to play Roxie Hart and also so happy that two lucky Office fans will get free tickets through OfficeTally. Good luck and definitely meet me at the stage door after the show and bring your favorite pics for me to sign! Look forward to seeing you there!” — Melora/Roxie

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Jenna and Rainn’s new projects

From Variety:

“The Office” stars Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer have been moonlighting outside of their Dunder Mifflin cubicles.

Wilson has partnered with scribe Adam Braff to create “Hump Tulips,” a single-camera laffer about a lawyer who winds up in a small Washington town in pursuit of the woman he loves. Braff and Wilson will write and exec produce.

Fischer, meanwhile, will serve as the nonwriting exec producer on an hourlong comedic drama about a lumber salesman who solves a crime and becomes a private eye, along with a ragtag group of pals.

Link: ‘Office’ duo working on NBC shows

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Justin Spitzer answers ‘Moroccan Christmas’ questions

This season’s holiday episode, Moroccan Christmas, generated strong reaction from fans, and is now addressed by a thoughtful and often hilarious Q&A from its writer, Justin Spitzer. (Wait until you read what could have taken the place of Princess Unicorn!)

A big thank you to Justin for taking the time to answer questions during what must be a super busy week!

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‘The Office’ earns two SAG Award nominations

‘The Office’ has earned two nominations in the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: The Office
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Steve Carell

Congratulations, Office staff! Still the best comedy ensemble in TV today.

The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, airing on TNT and TBS.

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‘The Office’ autographed items for auction

Here are a couple of Office-autographed items for auction:

  • Stroller autographed by The Office cast: this is the Orbit Baby Infant System, similar to the one used in the episode, ‘Baby Shower.’ Proceeds benefit Save the Children.
  • Pet bowl designed and autographed by Jenna Fischer: hand painted by Jenna! Proceeds benefit SPCA-LA.

Tipster: Tiffany

AFI names ‘The Office’ one of 2008’s best TV shows

The American Film Institute has named ‘The Office’ an outstanding TV show of 2008.

The complete list includes “Breaking Bad,” “In Treatment,” “John Adams,” “Life,” “Lost,” “Mad Men,” “The Office,” “Recount,” “The Shield” and “The Wire.”

The awards will be presented January 9th.


Tipster: Jon

The Weekend Tally

Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, staff, and fans for the week ending December 14.

Tipsters: Lori, Lauren, Kenna, Chuck