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Writer's Guild of America

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

A Deal Struck To End The Writers' Strike?

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As the WGA strike begins its 4th week, I've been told positive news about today's resumption of contract talks between the writers and the producers. ...

Watch Project "Speechless" Video Featuring Nicolette Sheridan and Eva Longoria

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki FInke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is the tenth of the Writers Guild Of America member-conceived Internet videos for Project "Speechless" featuring A-list Screen Actors Guild talen...

Studios Facing $3 Billion Tab For New Union Deal

Silicon Valley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hollywood's writers and producers return this week for a three-day negotiating session. Who's got the upper hand? Depends on who's handicapping the fi...

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...

Strike Carries Hefty $21.3M/Day Price Tag

Los Angeles Times | Richard Verrier and Andrea Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As thousands of TV and film writers marched along Hollywood Boulevard in the third week of their strike, film officials put a price tag on the potenti...

Project "Speechless" Video Featuring Sean Penn

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is the third of the Writers Guild Of America member-conceived Internet videos for Project "Speechless" featuring A-list Screen Actors Guild talen...

Strike Has Media Buyers Looking Beyond The Tube

Ad Age | Brian Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The writers strike has media buyers growing cautious about the efficacy of TV advertising in the weeks ahead and in the first quarter of 2008 -- and m...

Can The "Daily Show" And "Colbert Report" Survive The Strike?

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The tentpoles of Comedy Central have recorded ratings declines in the first two weeks of the writers' strike. Both "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" ...

Hollywood Rallies As Strike Drags On

New York Times | Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

un Tzu, the Chinese sage, warned of the danger in prolonged conflict. "Let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns," he wrote in "The Art ...

As Strike Heads Into Week 3, Fall '08 TV Sched In Jeopardy

New York Post | Holly Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Hollywood writers' strike, which is bringing a premature end to the current TV season, now threatens to delay development of next fall's schedule,...

"Lost" Webisodes May Suggest Future Model Of Internet TV

New York Times | Edward Wyatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the picket lines, striking television and film writers adamantly claim that studios are refusing to pay for the use of writers' scripts on the Inte...

Striking Writers Finding Other Outlets To Express Themselves

The New York Times | Joanne Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sometimes it seems that every time the striking television and movie writers put down their picket signs, they pick up their pencils. They are writin...

Colbert Writers Post Latest YouTube Strike Vid

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been noted on this site and on others that the writers' strike is at least producing some great material, as writers left with no creative outlet...

TV Blogs Show Support For The Strike By "Going Dark"

TV Week | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Although the Writers Guild of America 's pre-strike media campaign was criticized as sluggish, the guild's headline-grabbing series of protests last w...

Strikers Take To Wall Street

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Mulligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Striking TV and movie writers chose Wall Street as a symbolic backdrop Tuesday for their demand for a bigger slice of the new-media pie. Their argume...

Report: Yesterday's Writer's Strike Talks "Productive," Today "They Really Start Advancing The Ball Forward"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

I am thrilled to give you a report on how today's much-anticipated resumed contract talks went between the writers and the producers. And they went we...

Letterman To Pay Staff Himself Through End Of Year

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've just learned that David Letterman and his producers yesterday morning announced to his Late Show staff that they will be paid through the end of ...

Max Follmer

Writers' Strike Leaves Hollywood's Least Powerful Out In The Cold

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Amidst whispers that Hollywood's power agents may be brokering a back channel détente to bring media moguls and striking showbiz writers back to the ...