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David Macaray | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
David Macaray

Because of our fascination with glamour and money, events that happen in Hollywood seem way more exciting than events that happen elsewhere.

Study: Strike Didn't Stop TV Usage

Hollywood Reporter | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

During the WGA strike, TV fans barely left the couch. According to a new study, strike-era viewers managed to increase the amount of time spent watch...

Steven Paul Mark On Colbert, Writers' Strike

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I recently sat down with Steven Paul Mark, formerly of Comedy Central, and chatted about the writers' strike, Colbert For President, and the Daily Show blackout's impact on campaign overage.

Jay Leno Weathers Strike, Comes Out On Top

Los Angeles Times | Meg James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The strike by the Writers Guild of America ended not a moment too soon for Jay Leno. After 100 days, the guests were wearing thin. Larry the Cable Gu...

Colbert Welcomes Back His Writers — With Help From Tiki, Judy Miller, Kevin Bacon, And Baryshnikov

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With the vote to end the strike made official on Tuesday, writers returned to work yesterday — and while scripted TV shows will come back at varying...

Did The New York Times' Strike Reporter Use Unnamed Sources To Dramatize His Stories?

New York Press | David Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last Thursday night, as Michael Cieply put the finishing touches on his gripping 1,260-word narrative for the next day's New York Times, he felt a mix...

Return Dates And Number Of Episodes Left For 30+ Shows

Entertainment Weekly | Dan Snierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that the writers' strike is over, see at a glance when your favorite TV shows will be back with new episodes, and how many will be produced BACK ...

Rumor: NBC May Sue Writers Guild Over Canceled Golden Globes

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm told by sources that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC are on the verge of taking legal action against the WGA for actions leading t...

Striking Writers May Head Back To Work This Week

ABC News | BRIAN ROONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Striking writers on both the East and West coasts appear to be giving two thumbs up to a deal that would end the three-month long strike by the Writer...

Eisner On The Strike: "It's Over. They Made A Deal"

Silicon Alley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Disney chairman Michael Eisner said on CNBC this evening that both sides have shaken hands on a deal, and all that's left is for the Writers Gu...

Who Won The Writers' Strike?

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When the Writers Guild of America held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Manhattan, it felt more like a victory celebration. So after a lon...

If They IMed: Writers And Producers

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pending a vote by the WGA, it looks like the writers' strike is finally over. Who won? Hard to say, other than Nikki Finke, of deadlinehollywooddaily....

Writers' Union Declares "Huge Victory" With New Contract, Strike Coming To An End

LA Weekly | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SUNDAY 12:30 PM: At the WGA's news conference today, union leaders declared the new contract is "a huge victory for us". Trumpeted WGAW President Patr...

Shows Learn Their Fate As Strike Ends, Cancellations Begin

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

As showrunners flip on the lights and scribes once again occupy long-abandoned writers' rooms, network and studio execs are still figuring out what li...

Amy Poehler: Surviving The Strike WIth Therapy & The Gym

NY Mag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The writers' strike may end soon, and the SNL gang may have their day jobs back, but in the meantime, Amy Poehler's getting her groove back. "I went t...

Deal To End Hollywood Strike May Come Next Week

New York Times | MIchael Cieply | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Informal talks between representatives of Hollywood's writers and production companies eliminated the major roadblocks to a new contract, opening the ...

Abrupt Finales For FX Shows Due To Strike

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There will be less "Dirt" and "Riches" on FX's schedule this year. In a sign of what's in store for the series -- whose production was impacted by th...

Strike Repeats Have Viewers Tuning Out

Holly M. Sanders | New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There are signs that viewers are already sick of watching the same thing. Last week, ABC and CBS - the two broadcast networks that depend the most on ...

WGA Strikers To Lose Health Benefits

Variety | Dave McNary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the WGA went on strike, its leaders repeatedly assured members they would retain eligibility within the guild-industry health plan for the dura...

Sources: Writers And Studios To Resume Negotiations

Los Angeles Times | Richard Verrier and Claudia Eller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Spurred by the day-old employment contract negotiated by the Directors Guild, Hollywood's writers and the major studios agreed Friday to resume their ...

Reality Shows Breakout Hits For Networks During Strike Crunch

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The striking members of the Writers Guild of America may have hoped that television viewers, upset that their favorite dramas and comedies had gone da...

Which Network Is In The Best Shape To Weather The Strike Storm?

Silicon Alley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For those not intrigued by David Letterman's strike beard or Jay Leno's attempt to write his own monologue, the Hollywood writers strike has been a no...

Weinstein Strikes Deal With Guild Writers

New York Times | MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Weinstein Company, one of Hollywood's biggest independent film companies, has completed a separate agreement with striking writers, according to H...

George Clooney Offers To Set Up "Mediation Panel" For Strike

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood's Triple-A list actors have started becoming integrally involved in trying to solve the Writers Guild strike against the Hollywood CEOs. I'v...

Fashion Designers Also Suffering As WGA Strike Continues

Wall Street Journal | Katherine Rosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Elie Saab, a design house known for couture gowns that sell at $20,000 and up, has built its brand by loaning dresses to celebrities in hopes they wil...