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Writer's Guild of America

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...

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...

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...

Staffers Vote To Strike At CBS News

AP | Jeremy Herron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS News writers authorized their union leaders to call a national strike, the Writers Guild of America said Monday, escalating a labor impasse. Abou...

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" ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Ellen Cancels NYC Show Plans

AP | Erin Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ellen DeGeneres has pulled the plug on plans to tape her show next week in New York, where Writers Guild East members had vowed to protest her decisio...

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...

Giuliani: I'll Mediate The Writers' Strike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein reports on Rudy Giuliani's trip to Southern California Tuesday when he was bombarded by media asking him his views on...

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 ...

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...

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...

Producers: Don't Blame Us For Strike

Los Angeles Times | Robert W. Welkos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Hollywood writers strike now in its second week, media coverage often describes the labor impasse as a dispute pitting writers against produc...

CBS News Writers Expected To Strike

AP | Jeremy Herron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

About 500 unionized news writers could soon join their creative colleagues on the picket line. The writers, employees of CBS News television and radi...

Update: Stewart's Rep Denies He's Paying Writers Out Of Pocket During Strike

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a show of solidarity with his fellow scribes, the Daily Show host has told his writing staff that he will cover all their salaries for the next two...

Who Is John Galt? Writers Strike The Nerve That Counts: Public Opinion

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's something innocent and pure, too, about the writers here: Sure, they're striking for money, but that's not why they write -- that they do for love.

"Show Runners" Forced To Pick Sides In WGA Strike

New York Times | Brooks Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Which top television writers are the least supportive of a strike? Some people in Hollywood are wondering if an unusual advertisement holds the answer...

Writers' Strike Catches "Office" Co-Stars, Also Writers, In The Middle

Variety | JOSEF ADALIAN, MICHAEL SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Once a WGA walkout begins, B.J. Novak -- a writer and a star of NBC's hit comedy "The Office" -- will face a very tough choice. As a card-carrying me...

CBS Show Shuts Down Amid Picketers

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Noise and other disruptions caused by a Hollywood writers' picket line caused filming to stop Monday at a location for CBS' "Cane." The shutdown came...

Writers' Strike Begins: Mediation Talks Fall Apart, Thousands To Picket

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Film and TV writers resolved to put down their pens and take up picket signs after last-ditch talks failed to avert a strike. The first picket lines ...

UK Writers Union Tells Members: Don't Be US Scabs

The Guardian (U.K.) | Jemima Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Writers Guild of Great Britain has pitched into the Hollywood battle over digital distribution rights, calling for UK writers to support the strik...

McDreamy Dempsey: "'Grey's Anatomy' Is Not Prepared"

Us Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dr. McDreamy may be checking out of Seattle Grace early this year, thanks to a Writers' Strike that kicked off early Monday. Writers in L.A. -- where...

STRIKE! Writers To Stop Work As Early As Sunday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood writers said they would strike for the first time in nearly 20 years but left open the door for last-minute talks to avert a crippling walko...