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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...

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...

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...

Writers' Strike Could Result In Even More Reality TV

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

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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...

Talks Fall Apart As Writers' Contract Expires

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood writers have a revision ready for TV and movie producers. Contract talks resumed on Wednesday, with the Writers Guild of America ready to s...

Hollywood Moguls May Actually Welcome WGA Strike In Light Of Poor TV Season

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Before the writers and producers get back to the bargaining table Monday, I'd like to share with you my reporting about what the Hollywood moguls are ...

Writers' Guild Strike Vote Over 90 Percent "Yes"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As I reported last night, the strike authorization "Yes" vote has decreed a walkout that will bring Hollywood to its knees when it happens. All that w...

Hiring Freeze On Writers Begins Early As Strike Looms

Variety | Dave Mcnary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

With a November WGA strike becoming a more distinct possibility, studios have started putting the hiring squeeze on scribes. "We're not financing the...