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Strike Takes On Populist Tones As Writers Push For Social Change

Los Angeles Times | Jay A. Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The personal is political, as they say, and at times of labor unrest, the professional becomes even more so. In this roiling tempest of competing inte...

Letterman To Meet With Writers Today

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Leaders of striking television writers plan to meet Friday with David Letterman's production company in an attempt to reach a separate deal that could...

Jimmy Kimmel To Return On Jan. 2 With Leno, Conan

AP | David Bauder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jimmy Kimmel will join NBC's late-night hosts in returning with new shows Jan. 2 in the midst of the Hollywood writers strike, ABC said Tuesday. Kimm...

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...

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 ...

WGA: No Waivers For Golden Globes, Oscars

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two of Hollywood's most glamorous events are now caught up in the entertainment industry's ugliest labor dispute in two decades. The Writers Guild o...

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...

Hollywood Growing Worried That Strike Will Cancel Awards Season

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday, glimmering tributes to the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Cate Blanchett. But on t...

Strike May Permanently Kill Elaborate May Upfronts

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unless something happens quickly to restart stalled talks between entertainment producers and the Writers Guild of America, one of the oldest rituals ...

Leno, Conan To Come Back (Without Writers) Jan. 2

AP | David Bauder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien's late-night shows will return to the air with fresh episodes on January 2 after two months of repeats due to the writers'...

Report: Producers Close To Walking Out Of Strike Talks

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I wish I had better news about the AMPTP-WGA contract negotiations, but I don't. To sum up, they suck. I took extra time reporting tonight, and some v...

NBC Quietly Refunds Unhappy 4Q Advertisers

Ad Week | John Consoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NBC has quietly begun reimbursing advertisers for fourth-quarter prime-time ratings shortfalls, averaging about $500,000 per advertiser, according to ...

Writers Optimistic After "Substantive" Talks

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Both sides in the Hollywood writers strike expressed optimism that progress was being made in contract negotiations aimed at ending a five-week walkou...

Hollywood Workers Urge Talks As Writers, Producers Walk Away From The Table

New York Times | Michael R. Blood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Hollywood strike is rewriting the holidays for idled workers. With her income pinched, script supervisor Petra Jorgensen canceled an annual trip ...

Producer: Talks "Going Backwards"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The largest part of today's negotiations were taken over by the WGA's small group discussion of jurisdiction for Reality TV and made-for-Web content a...

Strike Talks Proving Unproductive

AP | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In statements circulated by producers and striking writers, a relatively scant $20 million appears to separate their contract proposals. But the diff...

Strike Giving Way To New Crop Of Reality Shows

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As original episodes of scripted comedies and dramas dry up because of the Writers Guild of America strike, reality competitions and game shows are li...

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 ...

Writers Reject Producers' Proposal, Calling It A "Massive Rollback"

AP | Gary Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Film and TV writers who've been on strike for nearly a month are mulling a new contract offer from Hollywood studios. Producers said the offer they pr...

Tonight Show Staffers Laid Off, But Leno Will Cover Their Salaries

The Hollywood Reporter | Paul Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno will pay out of his pocket the salaries of some 80 staffers of "The Tonight Show" who were laid off on Friday for at least the next week, a s...

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...

Conan To Pay Staffers Out Of Pocket

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With his nonstriking "Late Night" staffers facing layoffs after Friday, Conan O'Brien has promised to cover their salaries next week, an NBC spokeswom...

Tonight Show Lays Off 120 Staffers

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nonwriting staff members of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" became the latest casualties of the four-week Hollywood writers strike when they were lai...

Watch Project "Speechless" Video Featuring Felicity Huffman and Bill Macy

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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