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Writers Guild Strike

Leno's All Charged Up

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Leno's case is a political hot potato, because it pits the power of a Hollywood guild against the even greater power of one of its prominent members.

Deborah Kerr Rhymes With Star, and What a Star She Was: She Deserves to Be Remembered, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Though Kerr was 86 and had been out of the public eye for a number of years, her film and stage career, spanning four and a half decades, had secured her legendary status in motion picture history.

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 ...

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 Losses Top $1.5 Billion

MSNBC | Michael Ventre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the Directors Guild of America has reached an accord with Hollywood studios, the striking writers have returned to the bargaining table in th...

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 ...

Your TiVo Is Finally Going Back To Work | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After two months of a late night blackout due to the Writers Guild strike, several hosts are going back on the air. Finally, you can resume your night...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

Directors Guild Offers Talks, Complicating Writers' Strike

New York Times | MICHAEL CIEPLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Movie and television directors said Thursday that they were prepared to begin bargaining toward a new contract with production companies after the New...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

WGA Lead Neogotiator May Be Out Of His League

Wall Street Journal | PETER SANDERS, SAM SCHECHNER and MERISSA MARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the past month, striking screenwriters have placed their faith in veteran union organizer David Young, who cut his teeth rallying garment workers,...

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...

Report: Late Nighters Eye January Comeback

Variety | Josef Adalian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With latenight ratings continuing to plunge, the betting in network circles is that several hosts will be back on the air by Jan. 7, if not sooner. N...