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Writers Guild of America Strike

Letterman To Meet With Writers Today

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Leaders of striking television writers plan to meet Friday with David Letterman's production company in an attempt to reach a separate deal that could...

WGA: No Waivers For Golden Globes, Oscars

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two of Hollywood's most glamorous events are now caught up in the entertainment industry's ugliest labor dispute in two decades. The Writers Guild o...

Letterman To Cut Deal To Bring Writers Back To "Late Show"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki FInke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATED THROUGHOUT: Sources tell me the Writers Guild Of America is intending to grant David Letterman's independent production company Worldwide Pant...

Strike May Permanently Kill Elaborate May Upfronts

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unless something happens quickly to restart stalled talks between entertainment producers and the Writers Guild of America, one of the oldest rituals ...

Hollywood Growing Worried That Strike Will Cancel Awards Season

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday, glimmering tributes to the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Cate Blanchett. But on t...

Writers' Guild Is Losing Ground

BusinessWeek | Ron Grover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hollywood union strikes have never been a dainty affair. On one side, you usually have powerful people with tons of money and even weightier egos. On ...

Leno, Conan To Come Back (Without Writers) Jan. 2

AP | David Bauder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien's late-night shows will return to the air with fresh episodes on January 2 after two months of repeats due to the writers'...

Jimmy Kimmel To Return On Jan. 2 With Leno, Conan

AP | David Bauder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jimmy Kimmel will join NBC's late-night hosts in returning with new shows Jan. 2 in the midst of the Hollywood writers strike, ABC said Tuesday. Kimm...

Striking Writers Team Up With Venture Capitalists For Web Video Startups

Los Angeles Times | Joseph Menn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dozens of striking film and TV writers are negotiating with venture capitalists to set up companies that would bypass the Hollywood studio system and ...

Striking Writers Heckle Carson Daly, Get Tossed Out Of Taping

Defamer | Mark Lisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Having survived a public buggering following the announcement that he'd be the first late-night talkshow host to cross the WGA picket line and the sub...

NBC Expected To Announce Late Night's January Return

Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Dana and Sam Schechner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In moves that are likely to complicate the writers' strike as it enters its seventh week, most late-night shows are plotting to return to the airwaves...

Writers Guild Files Labor Complaint Against Studios

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Union officials representing striking Hollywood writers said Thursday they have filed an unfair labor practices complaint claiming studios violated fe...

Producer: Talks "Going Backwards"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The largest part of today's negotiations were taken over by the WGA's small group discussion of jurisdiction for Reality TV and made-for-Web content a...

Report: Producers Close To Walking Out Of Strike Talks

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I wish I had better news about the AMPTP-WGA contract negotiations, but I don't. To sum up, they suck. I took extra time reporting tonight, and some v...

NBC Quietly Refunds Unhappy 4Q Advertisers

Ad Week | John Consoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NBC has quietly begun reimbursing advertisers for fourth-quarter prime-time ratings shortfalls, averaging about $500,000 per advertiser, according to ...

Writers Optimistic After "Substantive" Talks

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Both sides in the Hollywood writers strike expressed optimism that progress was being made in contract negotiations aimed at ending a five-week walkou...

Hollywood Workers Urge Talks As Writers, Producers Walk Away From The Table

New York Times | Michael R. Blood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Hollywood strike is rewriting the holidays for idled workers. With her income pinched, script supervisor Petra Jorgensen canceled an annual trip ...

Strike Giving Way To New Crop Of Reality Shows

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As original episodes of scripted comedies and dramas dry up because of the Writers Guild of America strike, reality competitions and game shows are li...

WGA Lead Neogotiator May Be Out Of His League

Wall Street Journal | PETER SANDERS, SAM SCHECHNER and MERISSA MARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the past month, striking screenwriters have placed their faith in veteran union organizer David Young, who cut his teeth rallying garment workers,...

Carson Daly Defies Strike To Get Back On Air: "We Ran Out Of Repeats"

AP | Frazier Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Carson Daly killed a few moments Monday night sharing snapshots of his "Last Call" staffers during their four-week hiatus. He noted, gratefully, that...

Strike Talks Proving Unproductive

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In statements circulated by producers and striking writers, a relatively scant $20 million appears to separate their contract proposals. But the diff...

Strike Talks Resume As TV And Film Studios Fall Silent

The Independent On Sunday | Andrew Gumbel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With some of America's favourite television programmes pushed off the air and high-profile film projects biting the dust, Hollywood's studio bosses an...

Jimmy Kimmel, Quiet Hero: Been Paying Staff Since Strike Began

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jimmy Kimmel loves the little people -- who work on this show, that is. TMZ has learned that Kimmel, host of his own late night show on ABC, has been ...

Creativity Helping Writers Win The PR War

New York Times | Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When the 12,000 members of the Writers Guild of America decided on Nov. 4 to strike, Hollywood wondered how hard the white-collar group would fight. T...

Democratic Debate Canceled Over CBS Writers' Strike

AP | Beth Fouhy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee has canceled a scheduled presidential debate in Los Angeles because of a potential strike by CBS news writers. "Du...