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Strike Talks Resume As TV And Film Studios Fall Silent

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With some of America's favourite television programmes pushed off the air and high-profile film projects biting the dust, Hollywood's studio bosses and network chiefs will return to talks this week to try to end a two-week writers' strike that has hit them harder and faster than they anticipated.

The studio brass initially said they would not consider a return to talks as long as the strike persisted, but they changed their tune when it became clear that Hollywood's 5,000-odd writers in regular work were standing firm to shut down late-night chat shows, dramas, comedies, daytime soap operas and - if the dispute is not resolved soon - the next round of new shows that would ordinarily start to shoot in January.

Read the whole story at The Independent On Sunday