Well, funny you should mention that.
To those of us not in LA at the moment, it’s a bit difficult to get up and join a picket line. We need another way of bringing our sympathy with the writers to the studios’ attention.
So: send the moguls a box of pencils.
It costs one dollar to have a box of pencils posted to a studio. That’s about 50p.
Twelve pencils. In a box. Unsharpened so they can’t hurt themselves. Pencils from sustainably managed forests, so it doesn’t impact the environment. And with an address so that they can be sent on to programs teaching kids how to write. (Because, after all, what’s a mogul going to do with a pencil? It’s not like these people can write.)
What does a box of pencils achieve?
A box of pencils doesn’t achieve anything.
But it’s not a box of pencils.
It’s a pallet of pencils.
It’s a truck of pencils.
It’s a dozen trucks of pencils.
Suddenly, it’s a message.
And, most importantly, it’s a symbol.
So if you support the writers, send a box of pencils to the AMPTP.