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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Studios Step Up The Heat On Show-Runners

At least two major television studios, 20th Century Fox and CBS Paramount, have sent breach-of-contract letters to the show runners on their current series who have stopped performing their production duties once they went on strike with other television writers.
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The move is an escalation of hardball tactics by the studios. This week, the studios said they expected that the show runners -- the writer-producers who oversee some of the biggest hits on television -- would continue to work on the shows by performing nonwriting duties.

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