Friday, August 14, 2009

BREAKING. Local TV producer on hunger strike!

You're reading it here first. A local TV producer, Michael Lee is on a hunger strike because of the SABC.

Michael Lee (41) is NOT EATING because of what he calls ''the callousness of the SABC''. He's also currently busy producing a film of 30 years of film in South Africa, entitled State of Emergency.

He says the aim of his hunger strike ''is to raise awareness of the abuse being dished out by fat cats against the hard-working and creative TV industry''. What's his plan? He ''intends to fast until the SABC re-implements the RFP's that were promised in November 09, as well as paying all the unpaid bills, restoring contracts that have been postponed . . . or until he gets too hungry.''

"But the hunger is not bad, not bad at all. Yet."