The Comic-Con website has put up the official schedule for Friday, July 25th. And unlike last time, they have left it up. As I reported before:
4:30-5:30 Bones— Join the entire cast (David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley) and creators Hart Hanson and Barry Josephson for an hour of behind-the-scenes secrets and the chance to ask them everything you always wanted to know about the hit Fox drama. Ballroom 20
Still no mention of T.J. Thyne. If you check out his IMDB, he's a busy man right now with multiple movies on the table, one of which is in production now. Guess he's going to miss this one.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
You may or may not have seen this. I've seen it now on 2 different sites. Both proclaim to be selling Seasons 1-3 of Bones for $80. The box looks spiffy but it's absolutely fake. Don't be fooled. The art is recycled, some are selling in fullscreen when the show is shot and always released in widescreen, and much more.
When Season 3 is available we'll all know it and I'll post reputable links (like Amazon, the Fox store, etc) giving you the real release dates. The only date I've heard given for the Season 3 release, and it's not been by any site, only word of mouth, is December. I sincerely hope that's drastically wrong. Season 1 was released in late fall and Season 2 was released in September. Here's hoping for earlier rather than later.
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I just saw the episode of Angel, "Soul Purpose," which was directed by David Boreanaz. I think we have a lot of good things to look forward to when he does the same for Bones, reportedly happening in Season 4. "Soul Purpose" was a great episode and in listening to the commentary you can hear how much effort and work he put into the job.
It's definitely still a wait-and-see. Neither side seems friendly to the other.
Here's the latest press release from the Screen Actor's Guild.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, July 11, 2008 — The Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met behind closed doors throughout the day today discussing bargaining strategies. The negotiations team remains committed to continuing to bargain for a fair contract.
“Our national negotiating committee did not, as has been erroneously reported, reject the AMPTP’s offer. Instead, we made a comprehensive counter proposal that adopted some of their proposals and offered alternatives on others. We significantly narrowed the gap between us while remaining committed to the principles of our bargaining priorities,” said Screen Actors Guild national executive director and chief negotiator Doug Allen.
We will provide an additional negotiations update on Monday.
We will have no further comment.
And the statement from AMPTP, on July 10th:
Statement of the AMPTP
Today’s meeting demonstrated that SAG’s Membership First contingent unreasonably expects to obtain more in these negotiations than directors, writers and other actors obtained during their negotiations. AMPTP has already achieved four major labor agreements this year with the DGA, WGA, AFTRA Network Code, and AFTRA Prime-Time. Our final offer to SAG members includes more than $250 million in additional compensation, important new media rights and protection for pension and health benefits. The refusal of SAG’s Hollywood leadership to accept this offer is the latest in a series of actions by SAG leaders that, in our opinion, puts labor peace at risk. SAG’s Hollywood leaders have already pursued a time-consuming, divisive, costly, and unsuccessful anti-AFTRA campaign. Any further delay in reaching a reasonable and comprehensive agreement does a disservice to the thousands of working people of our industry who are already being seriously harmed by the ever worsening de facto strike. We call upon SAG’s Hollywood leaders to put the AMPTP’s final offer to SAG members for ratification. The last thing we need is a long, hot summer of labor strife that puts even more pressure on a badly struggling economy and deprives audiences of the entertainment they clearly desire in such difficult times.