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Summer 2011: A Perfect Storm for Hollywood's Labor Unions

The Wrap | Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It could be a perfect storm. Less than a year after the Screen Actors Guild finalized its contract with the studios -- ending one of the most tumu...

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Dec. 31: By Way of Follow-Up

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jayne Lyn Stahl

LA, as a municipality, is responsible for operating public access channels, and no cable company has the right to shut them down until the City has the opportunity to replace the channels.

SAG Stalks Towards Strike

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Mediation between the studio alliance (the AMPTP) and the Screen Actors Guild failed late Friday night, and SAG announced plans to seek a strike authorization vote from its members.

The WGA Strike For Dummies: It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's intriguing how the writers' strike rumor mill builds everybody up and then shoots him or her down.

Recession Hits Hollywood

Variety | JOSEF ADALIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wave of euphoria that swept over Hollywood following the end of the WGA strike has been replaced by a whole new set of emotions: anxiety, depressi...

How the WGA Won: A Behind the Scenes Look at the WGA Strike

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Wolfson

The groundwork for the writers' strike started with something the town rarely notices: a routine, biannual WGA election.

Exclusive: The AMPTP YouTube Video the Writers Don't Want You to See

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

The AMPTP has created no YouTube videos of its own, opting instead for the old-media alternative of occasional paid advertising in the papers and trades.

Hollywood Begins Salvage Operation

Los Angeles Times | Maria Elena Fernandez, Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the strike over, the salvage operation begins. Hollywood lurched back into gear this week, reviving projects sidelined by the three-month labor ...

Showrunners Back To Work

Variety | CYNTHIA LITTLETON, DAVE MCNARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After 14 weeks of warfare, labor peace has come to Hollywood. TV showrunners head back to the office today, and the scribe tribe officially resumes w...

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 ...

Celebrity Real Estate Losers

Forbes | Dorothy Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even Hollywood's rich and famous can't avoid the housing downturn that's sweeping the nation. In Los Angeles, only 4,430 homes were sold in December, ...

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...

WGA Strike Update: Nikki Finke, Eat Your Heart Out

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

23/6 continues our up-to-the-minute writers' strike coverage, picking up where Deadline Hollywood Daily left off. LATEST: The strike's decomposing pi...

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...

Pink Slip Alert: Have You Lost Your Job Today?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Th-th-th-that's All Folks: Warner Bros announced that because of the WGA Strike, up to 1,000 employees would be getting WARN mailings, which are essen...

Marketers Worried About Lack Of Red Carpets

New York Times | Holly M. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Golden Globes curtailed and the Oscars in doubt, movie marketers could lose the coveted Red Carpet to promote their films. As a result of th...

Huckabee Clueless About Crossing Picket Line To Appear On Leno

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Mike Huckabee, a presidential candidate sounding a populist theme in Iowa, likely will be forced to cross a writers' picket line if he app...

Jason Linkins

Mike Huckabee Crosses Picket Lines For Tonight Show Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee joined Jay Leno tonight as his first guest back since the WGA went on strike. The two spoke about the Huck's sudden success, his past a...

Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton Welcomes Back Letterman With A Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Dave has been off the air for eight long weeks because of the writers' strike. Tonight he's back. Oh well, all good things come to an end." That's...

Writers Guild Staffers Threaten To Strike Against WGA

New York Post | Zachery Kouwe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sure to delight movie studio chiefs and producers everywhere, the striking Writers Guild of America is about to be struck by its own downtrodden emplo...

WGA Tells Its Members: Picket Late Nighters' Return

The Hollywood Reporter | Kimberly Nordyke and Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel plan their return to late-night, their respective networks mostly were keeping mum on plans for the hosts'...

Producers: Striking Writers' Lost Income Exceeds Requested Gains

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hollywood studios said Friday that striking writers have now lost more in salary and benefits than they had hoped to gain by walking off the job. In ...

Writers' Strike Claims New Victim: People's Choice Awards

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The People's Choice Awards had the red carpet yanked out from under it Wednesday as fallout from the Hollywood writers strike grew. The ceremony, whic...

No Dice: Meeting Between Letterman And Writers Ends With No Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Letterman doesn't even need writers to have fun with this one. The late-night comic's representatives met with striking writers on Friday in an...