Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Writers’ Strike Becomes Eye-Opening Experience

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One Hollywood writer is using the current writers’ strike to shed some light on her isolating occupation.

Micky Levy is the writer of Rails & Ties, a film starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden which hits select theaters this Friday (Nov. 9), and she says the strike, which began this past Monday (Nov. 5), is having some eye-opening effects.

She says, “It’s been really heartening to see. As a writer you’re so isolated, and to meet your peers and come together for a common goal is nice.”

And on top of all the chanting, Levy is also hoping to strike some unhealthy personal habits.

She says, “I’m thinking about using the strike to quit smoking. Now that I’m not writing, I’m out of excuses!”

And although Levy is out on the picket lines, she’s also eager to get back to scribing in the shadows.

She says, “All my girlfriends call my apartment ‘The Dungeon.’ I keep it very dark – I isolate myself and try to avoid all contact until about 3 PM. When I’m working on a project, it’s intense – you look up a month later and it’s like, ‘What happened to my life?’”

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