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Hollywood Strike

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...

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" ...

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 ...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

Video: Actors Speak As Hollywood Writers On Strike

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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Hollywood Strike Set For Monday

AP | GARY GENTILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Film and TV writers prepared to go on strike Monday for the first time in two decades to break what has become a high-stakes stalemate with the world'...

WGA Authorized To Strike ... As Expected

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

That's what members in the know are telling me. But the vote totals won't be officially announced until Friday at 3 pm. Here's some timing news, accor...

Looming Writers' Strike Would Affect "Daily Show," "Colbert," Other Nightly Programs First

USA Today | Anthony Breznican, Bill Keveney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You couldn't script this showdown. Hollywood writers are facing off against networks and studios in a test of wills that could play havoc with the TV...