03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Layoffs in the William Morris-Endeavor Merger

As the year ends, Hollywood, no less than the Heartland, is coping with the shock of widespread unemployment. Studio executives, publicists, agents, assistants and even the journalists who cover them have been hurt by a downturn that has no respect for glamour.

But none seem quite as pained as the talent representatives and their underlings who were put on the street, temporarily or otherwise, by the Morris-Endeavor merger.