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  • Ad Buyers Face Strike Aftermath
    As original scripted series return to the broadcast networks, media buyers will be watching closely to make sure their clients get spots in the programming they bought in last year’s upfront. ...February 17, 2008 9:01 PM
  • Strike Ends, TV Ad Biz Adjusts
    It takes more than a 100-day strike by Hollywood writers to fundamentally change how business is done in television. ...February 17, 2008 9:01 PM
  • Writers Strike Opened New Doors for Diversity
    When it comes to diversity in television, the good thing about the Writers Guild strike was that everybody talked about the money, and nobody talked about diversity. ...February 17, 2008 9:01 PM
  • Hard Won, but Exactly How Much?
    The Writers Guild of America strike, and its proposed settlement, established that everyone thinks there is money to be made online. But how much is anyone’s guess. ...February 17, 2008 9:01 PM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Friday, Feb. 15
    CBS said two days after the Writers Guild of America strike ended that it would go through with plans for its upfront party and will present its shows to potential advertisers at New York’s Carnegie Hall on May 14 ...February 15, 2008 9:01 AM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Thursday, Feb. 14
    The Hollywood Foreign Press is planning to sue the Writers Guild of America for not agreeing to an exception that would have allowed the Golden Globes Awards ceremony to take place as scheduled during the WGA strike ...February 14, 2008 10:12 AM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Wednesday, Feb. 13
    The Writers Guild of America vote to end its 100-day strike yesterday was decided by a 12-to-1 margin, with 7.5% of the voters saying they were unsatisfied with the terms set with the studios ...February 13, 2008 8:45 AM
  • Writers End Strike Over Digital Future
    Writers Guild of America members voted to end the 100-day strike that hobbled the broadcast television networks in a fight over how to split revenue from digital distribution of TV shows. ...February 12, 2008 8:08 PM
  • '24,' 'Heroes' Won't Return This Season
    Fox’s “24,” NBC’s “Heroes” and CBS’ “Cane” are among the series that won’t return this season because storylines were disrupted by the Writers Guild of America strike ...February 12, 2008 7:58 AM
  • Scripted Series Could Be Back in Production by March, Networks Say
    With the Writers Guild of America strike moving toward a potential conclusion, broadcast network programmers say they are confident they could have some scripted series back into production as early as March. ...February 10, 2008 9:00 PM
  • Cable Networks Primed for End of Writers Strike
    When the Writers Guild of America strike ends, cable networks are poised to quickly get their original scripted programming back on the air. ...February 10, 2008 9:00 PM
  • TV Advertising May See Permanent Changes Due to Strike
    Even if the Writers Guild of America strike is settled soon, television advertising isn’t immediately going to return to business as usual, ad buyers say. ...February 10, 2008 9:00 PM
  • WGA Leaders Endorse Strike Deal
    Writers Guild of America leaders voted to approve an agreement with media companies that would end a three-month long strike that has hobbled the television broadcast networks and idled thousands of workers. The proposal approved by WGA board members now goes to a membership vote that ends Tuesday, paving the way for a conclusion to the most disruptive labor action to hit Hollywood in 20 years. ...February 10, 2008 1:20 PM
  • Writers, Studios Reach Tentative Strike Deal
    Hollywood writers and studios have a tentative agreement on the table that could end the strike that has hobbled the broadcast television industry since November. “We have a tentative deal,” Writers Guild of America presidents Michael Winship (East) and Patric Verrone (West) wrote in memo released to WGA members early this morning.. ...February 9, 2008 2:28 pM
  • WGA East Boss Advises Members to Take Deal
    Michael Winship, the president of the Writers Guild of America East, is recommending that his membership accept the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers end the WGA strike that began Nov. 5. ...February 9, 2008 2 PM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Friday, Feb. 8
    Potential approval of a draft contract between the Writers Guild of America and studio heads may be delayed beyond tomorrow because a tentative Directors Guild of America agreement didn’t include enough specific legal terms for the WGA to use as a template. ...February 8, 2008 8:56 AM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Thursday, Feb. 7
    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis said the Writers Guild of America strike is making him “nervous” about the Academy Awards, according to Daily Variety. ...February 7, 2008 9:06 AM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Wednesday, Feb. 6
    Writers Guild of America leaders will meet Saturday with West and East chapters in Los Angeles and New York, respectively, to discuss a proposed contract with studio heads, Daily Variety reports. ...February 6, 2008 8:10 AM
  • WGA Strike Roundup: Tuesday, Feb. 5
    An agreement on how much writers would be paid from the third year of content distribution over the Internet was vital to improving the Writers Guild of America negotiations with studio heads. ...February 5, 2008 9:25 AM
    • Web Video Boom Will Outlive Writers Strike, Experts Say
      Even if the writers strike ends this week, the genie isn’t going back into the bottle when it comes to Web video. ...Feb. 4, 2008 1:30 PM

    • WGA Strike Roundup: Friday, Feb. 4
      News Corp. President Peter Chernin told colleagues at the Super Bowl Sunday that the Writers Guild of America strike was over. ...Feb. 4, 2008 8:25 AM

      • WGA Strike Talks Bring Progress
        The Writers Guild of America strike, which has crippled the regular business of the television broadcast networks, may be headed for a conclusion this week. ...Feb. 3, 2008 8:50 AM

        • WGA Strike Roundup: Friday, Feb. 1
          Some Writers Guild of America members believe that lack of progress in informal talks with studio leaders will cause the studios to halt discussions within the next two weeks, Daily Variety reports. ...February 1, 2008 9:01 AM


          • WGA Strike Roundup: Thursday, Jan. 31
            Writers Guild of America leaders called off a New York meeting with CBS investors and analysts next week designed to encourage them to pressure CBS President Leslie Moonves to agree to WGA terms, the Los Angeles Times reported. ...January 31, 2008 8:54 AM

            • WGA Strike Roundup: Wednesday, Jan. 30
              NBC has ordered a second season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” The reality show’s ratings have been helped by the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, which has prevented new episodes of competing shows in the time slot, Daily Variety reported. ...January 30, 2008 10:55 AM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Tuesday, Jan. 29
              The Writers Guild of America and the networks and studios Monday moved closer to outlining an agreement after a week of informal talks, narrowing the gap on issues such as dividing earnings from online television and movie distribution, the Los Angeles Times reported. ...January 29, 2008 8:31 AM
            • Grammys Makes Deal With Writers
              The Writers Guild of America has spared another awards show, the Grammys, a picket line by granting the music awards telecast an interim agreement. ...January 28, 2008 5:02 PM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Monday, Jan. 28
              Josh Brolin and Julie Christie were among Screen Actors Guild Award winners who used their acceptance speeches Sunday night to show support for the striking Writers Guild of America, Daily Variety reported. . ...January 28, 2008 10:31 AM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Friday, Jan. 25
              ABC announced that it is cutting back on its scripted programming order for the 2008-09 season, Daily Variety reports. ABC joins Fox, CBS and the CW in making that announcement. NBC, on the other hand, said it will stick to its script orders for next year. . ...Jan. 25, 2008 11:49 AM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Wednesday, Jan. 23
              The Oscars may be free of picketing writers, as olive branches between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Writers Guild of America have been extended in the past 24 hours, Daily Variety reports. ...Jan. 23, 2008 1:58 PM
            • WGA, Studios to Start Informal Strike Talks
              Confirming several days of speculation, the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced late Tuesday they will begin informal talks on a new contract. The parties issued a joint statement pledging they will commence talks tomorrow ...Jan. 22, 2008 6:34 PM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Tuesday, Jan. 22
              Soap operas are close to exhausting their reserve of Writers Guild of America scripts, and producers are resorting to non-WGA staffers to keep the scripts coming, the Hollywood Reporter says. The number of scripts still in reserve differs from show to show, but a writer for “As the World Turns” said its WGA scripts will run out this week, the newspaper reports. ...Jan. 22, 2008 1:04 PM
            • WGA Strike Roundup: Monday, Jan. 21
              After last week’s deal between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers produced an agreement on how to split revenue from digital video, Daily Variety is reporting that communication is beginning ... Jan. 21, 2008 6:30 PM
            • How the DGA Helped Striking Writers
              There’s a couple predictable takes floating around regarding the Directors Guild of America’s new contract agreement with studios. The DGA accomplished in a few days what writers haven’t been able to do in months, goes one. By being so stubborn, goes another, the writers have blown it because now the DGA has established the template for a new Guild contract. Here’s why both miss the point ...Jan. 18, 2008 5:30 PM
            • Directors, Producers Make a Deal
              The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers reached a tentative contract agreement today after less than a week of negotiations. ...Jan. 17, 2008 6 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Jan. 17
              The Directors Guild of America is expected to sign a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, which would act as...Jan. 17, 2008 12:47 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Jan. 16
              The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ended their fourth day of contract negotiations Tuesday, the Hollywood Reporter says ...Jan. 15, 2008 9:35 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Jan. 15
              The Grammys will proceed without writers, as the Writers Guild of America has opted to not issue the award show a guild waiver for the telecast, Daily Variety reports. ...Jan. 15, 2008 9:20 AM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Jan. 14
              The Directors Guild of America has entered into contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and could end up with a good deal in new media reuse. ... Jan. 15, 2008 9:20 AM
            • Globes Lifts Press Restrictions on News Conference
              The Sunday announcement of the 65th annual Golden Globe winners will be free of pickets by striking Hollywood writers and all press outlets will get to cover the event in the aftermath of a dispute between the events organizers and NBC. ...
              Jan. 11, 2008 6:10 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Friday, Jan. 11
              The Writers Guild of America West has shelved its Feb. 9 show unless the strike is over by then, Daily Variety reports. ...
              Jan. 11, 2008 12:19 PM
            • Moonves Sees End to Strike in ‘Next Few Months’
              CBS Inc. President-CEO Leslie Moonves is “guardedly optimistic” that the writers strike will be over “in the next few months.” ...
              Jan. 10, 2008 1:05 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thursday, Jan. 10
              “The 65th Annual Golden Globes Awards Announcement,” the official title for the Golden Globes since its reworking due to the writers strike, is settling on its plans, Daily Variety reports. ...
              Jan. 10, 2008 12:05 PM
            • Writers Guild, CBS Settle News Writers Contract
              The Writers Guild of America and CBS have reached a tentative agreement regarding nearly 500 local and national CBS news writers, editors, desk assistants, production assistants, graphic artists, promotion writers and researchers. ...
              Jan. 9, 2008 1:08 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wednesday, Jan. 9
              Several studios and entertainment agencies, including Warner Bros., Walden Media and the Innovative Agency, announced layoffs or impending staff cuts due to the writers strike, Daily Variety reports. ...
              Jan. 9, 2008 11:18 AM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Tuesday, Jan. 8
              The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers are still without a start date for contract talks, Daily Variety reports. ...
              Jan. 8, 2008 1:05 PM
            • Salute to Redstone May Draw WGA Pickets, but Stewart Still on Board
              With Sumner Redstone, the executive chairman of Viacom and CBS Corp., as honoree and Jon Stewart as host, could the annual gala of the Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of TV & Radio) on Feb. 7 be anything but a hot ticket—and magnet for Writers Guild of America picket lines around the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City? ...
              Jan. 8, 2008 12:10 PM
            • NBC's Gala Globes Telecast Canceled
              The pomp and circumstance of the 65th annual Golden Globes has been scaled back dramatically, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing today the cancellation of the NBC telecast of the awards due to the writers strike. ...
              Jan. 7, 2008 5:06 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Monday, Jan. 7
              Sources are telling Nikke Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards are being called off after threats of a boycott from the Screen Actors Guild and a picket from the Writers Guild of America, the blog reports. ...
              Jan. 7, 2008 12:23 PM
            • Leno and Kimmel To Make Guest Appearances on Each Other's Shows
              NBC’s Jay Leno and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, the two West Coast late-night hosts under fire by striking writers for returning to the air last week without their striking writers, are going to appear on each other’s shows Thursday night. ...
              Jan. 7, 2008 11:41 AM
            • WGA Battle Moves to Late-Night Shows
              With contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers at a stalemate, the backroom haggling between the writers and the studios moved to the very public arena of the late-night airwaves last week as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and others returned from a two-month hiatus. . ...
              Jan. 6, 2008 8:39 PM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Friday, Jan. 4
              A controversy over Jay Leno’s penned monologue has ruffled Writers Guild of America feathers, but NBC is claiming the guild gave permission to Mr. Leno to write his own material, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. ...
              Jan. 4, 2008 11:51 AM
            • Late-Night Viewership Heads Back Toward Normal Levels
              Viewing remained largely higher than season-to-date averages but subsided to more normal patterns for the networks’ late-night shows on Thursday, their second night back after eight weeks of writers strike-induced reruns. ...
              Jan. 4, 2008 10:24 AM
            • Late-Night Show Strike Numbers: Leno Wins
              The return of network late-night talk shows during the TV writers strike provided a ratings bounce for most of the competitors, with NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” scoring wins in their time slots, according to early Nielsen ratings numbers. ...
              Jan. 3, 2008 10:14 AM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thursday, Jan. 3
              David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson returned to the airwaves last night...
              Jan. 3, 2008 4 AM
            • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wednesday, Dec. 26
              European television executives are fretting about the slim season in store for them from the U.S. in 2008 ...
              December 26, 2007 1:20 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Friday, Dec. 21
                The Writers Guild of America took to the Los Angeles city council Wednesday to discuss public support for their strike. ...
                December 21, 2007 8 AM
              • ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ Return Without Writers Jan. 7
                Comedy Central said “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” will resume production Jan. 7. ...
                December 20, 2007 3:22 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thursday, Dec. 20
                No matter who you ask, the writers strike is racking up heavy financial costs to writers and to the city of Los Angeles, with low-end estimates around $380 million and upwards of $2.5 billion at the high end, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 20, 2007 2:48 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wednesday, Dec. 19
                Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel all have made the move to return to the airwaves on Jan. 2, putting the Writers Guild of America in a tense spot, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 19, 2007 12:13 PM

              • And Kimmel, Too
                Jimmy Kimmel will join his NBC talk show brethren and return to the air without writers on Jan. 2. ...
                December 18, 2007 1:27 PM
              • Writers Guild Denies Awards Show Waivers
                The Writers Guild of America on Monday denied requests for waivers that would have allowed guild members to prepare material for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards. ...
                December 18, 2007 9:45 AM
              • NBC Late-Night Hosts to Return
                NBC late-night hosts Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien will return to the air without writers after two months of a strike-induced break, the network announced Monday morning. ..
                December 17, 2007 12:22 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Monday, Dec. 17
                Writers Want One-On-One Negotiations ... The Writers Guild of America announced Saturday that it would be negotiating with production companies directly in an attempt to navigate around the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ...
                December 17, 2007 10:27 AM
              • Network Strike Schedules, Spring 2008: Cut and Keep!
                For a full schedule of the networks' strike-struck Spring 2008 schedule, click this headline ...
                December 16, 2007 11:27 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Friday, Dec. 14
                Sources close to late night shows said several hosts could be back on the air by Jan. 7, if not sooner ...
                December 14, 2007 12:27 PM
              • Where 'Lost' Is Found: Thursdays
                Network scheduling decisions are not events one would normally describe with a term like “highly anticipated.” ...
                December 14, 2007 2:57 PM

              • WGA Accuses AMPTP of Unfair Labor Practices
                With its members frustrated by the current negotiations standstill, the Writers Guild of America leadership has filed labor charges against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in an attempt to force studios back to the table. ...
                December 13, 2007 7:27 PM
              • Writers Guild: ‘We’re Still Here Waiting’
                After effectively swaying its members as well as the public behind its rallying cry of new-media compensation for Hollywood writers, the Writers Guild of America leadership ...
                December 13, 2007 5:24 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thurs., Dec. 13
                The Directors Guild of America will only delay its contract renewal talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers until after Jan. 1, giving writers and producers about 15 days to restart talks, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 13, 2007 12:04 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wed., Dec. 12
                Awards season is here and award telecast producers are raising concerns about who will cross the Writers Guild of America’s picket line to attend, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 12, 2007 12:48 AM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Tues., Dec. 11
                The Television Critics Association officially canceled its winter critics’ event due to the writers strike, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 11, 2007 12:01 PM
              • TCA Officially Canceled
                With no end in sight for the writers strike, Television Critics Association President Dave Walker has announced the cancellation of the January press tour. ...
                December 10, 2007 8:19 PM
              • Strike Talks Collapse Friday
                Strike negotiations ended abruptly on Friday, with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Writers Guild of America each blaming the other for the breakdown. ...
                December 10, 2007 12:13 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Mon., Dec. 10
                Writers Talks Screech to a Stop Friday’s talks between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers collapsed completely ...
                December 10, 2007 11:33 AM
              • New Shows May Gain From Strike
                Due to the writers strike, key upcoming broadcast premieres look as if they’re going to get a clearer shot than usual this winter at finding viewers . ...
                December 9, 2007 9:00 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Fri., Dec. 7
                The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers aren’t anywhere close to a deal after Day 7 of negotiation, with studio moguls claiming a talks pullout until the two sides are closer to sealing a deal on electronic media, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. . ...
                December 7, 2007 12:03 PM
              • Buzz, Hiss: Striking the Strike
                It’s been nine days since this blog went on strike. More than a week of not covering the Great Writer Walkout of 2007. ...
                December 7, 2007 11:25 AM

              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thurs., Dec. 6

                The Writers Guild of America urged the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to stop dealing with reality television production companies until they become WGA signatories. ...
                December 6, 2007 1:09 AM
              • Writers Counter Producers’ Proposal, Ask For Higher Internet Payout
                In response to the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers digital media plan, the Writers Guild of America laid out its streaming media plan, which would increase Internet residuals, to its members yesterday. ...
                December 5, 2007 3:46 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Weds, Dec. 5
                As with other late-night TV staffs, the workers at ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” have been suspended. ...
                December 5, 2007 9:05 AM
              • Who Will Cave First in the Strike
                Just a quickie today folks, as I have phone calls to be on all morning. But here’s an interesting post over on Alley Insider ranking which networks are likely to cave first in strike talks. ...
                December 5, 2007 10:37 AM
              • Winter Press Tour Strike Deadline Issued
                The TV Critics Association and the Cable Television Association for Marketing said that if the Writers Guild of America strike is not settled by Dec. 14 ...
                December 5, 2007 8:00 AM
              • Moonves: CBS to Tap Showtime Series
                CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said Tuesday that he is “hopeful” but “not terribly optimistic” about the resumption ...
                December 4, 2007 11:18 AM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Tues., Dec. 4
                The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers is set to debut the second half of its contract offer to the Writers Guild of America during Tuesday’s talks, Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. ...
                December 4, 2007 10:06 AM

              • Zucker Hopes for Strike Dialogue
                On Day 29 of the Hollywood writers strike, NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker said he’s "hoping the two sides will begin a real dialogue" when they are scheduled to meet again tomorrow. ...
                December 3, 2007 12:40 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Mon., Dec. 3
                Industry insiders are skeptical for a quick end of the writers strike, even in the face of renewed contract talks, Daily Variety reports. ...
                December 3, 2007 9:26 AM

              • Strike Sends Season Sliding
                Once the writers strike is settled, broadcast networks are considering running scripted programming into summer to complete their season-order commitments. ...
                December 2, 2007 8:40 PM

              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Fri., Nov. 30
                Conan O’Brien is offering to pay 80 non-writing staff members of his show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” for the foreseeable future, Daily Variety says. ...
                November 30, 2007 10:00 AM
              • Hollywood Writers, Producers Resume Battle
                Contract negotiations have temporarily ceased and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and Writers Guild of America issued starkly contrasting statements characterizing the progress made this week during four days of talks. ...
                November 29, 2007 8:00 PM
              • AMPTP Debuts Digital Plan During Labor Talks
                In what looks like a watershed moment in negotiations between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Writers Guild of America, the producers offered a new-media plan that they claim will add $130 million in compensation for writers. ...
                November 29, 2007 5:39 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Thurs., Nov. 29
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 29, 2007 10:01 AM
              • Tentative Agreement Reached for A New WGAE ABC News Employees' Contract
                A tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract for some 250 ABC News employees (including some WABC-TV personnel) who are members of the Writers Guild of America East. ...
                November 29, 2007 10:01 AM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wed., Nov. 28
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 28, 2007 8:07 AM
              • Writers Strike Forces Family Friendly Forum Rescheduling
                The Association of National Advertisers canceled its Family Friendly Programming Forum symposium, scheduled to take place...
                November 27, 2007 3:01 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Tues., Nov. 27
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 27, 2007 8:14 AM
              • Burn Off: Strike Jury in Deliberations
                With Writers Guild of America contract negotiations resumed, the town is waiting for the first words to leak about how the talks are proceeding (and leak they will, media blackout or not). ...
                November 26, 2007 3:27 PM
              • Blog: Writers Outsourced to India
                We’ve all had this experience at one time or another. You call technical support, only to find your call has been outsourced to India. ...
                November 26, 2007 9:20 AM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Mon. Nov. 26
                A compilation of writers strike news from around the Web ...
                Nov. 26, 2007 7:36 AM
              • Media Buyers Look Beyond TV as Writers Strike Rolls On
                The writers strike has media buyers growing cautious about the efficacy of TV advertising in the weeks ahead and in the first quarter of 2008...
                November 25, 2007 9:00 PM
              • Democratic Candidates Won’t Cross Picket Lines to Debate
                The Writers Guild of America strike in Hollywood and the prospect of a second strike by CBS News writers is starting to affect the presidential campaign. ...
                Nov. 21, 2007 1:10 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Wed. Nov. 21
                A compilation of writers strike news from around the Web ...
                Nov. 21, 2007 6:37 AM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Tues. Nov. 20
                A compilation of writers strike news from around the Web ...
                Nov. 20, 2007 1:11 PM
              • CBS News’ WGA Staffers Authorize Strike
                CBS News employees who are members of the Writers Guild of America have authorized a strike against the network at any time. ...
                November 19, 2007 1:11 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Mon., Nov. 19
                A compilation of writers strike news from around the Web. ...
                Nov. 19, 2007 7:33 AM
              • WGA Contract Talks to Resume
                The Writers Guild of America will resume contract negotiations with network and studio representatives on Nov. 26. ...
                November 16, 2007 9:04 PM
              • Writers Strike News Roundup: Friday, Nov. 16
                A compilation of writers strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 16, 2007 6:05 AM
              • AMPTP vs. WGA: Giving Peace a Chance
                The most interesting thing about today’s full-page AMPTP newspaper ad is the tone. ...
                November 15, 2007 2:16 PM
              • Worldwide Pants to Keep Paying Writers
                David Letterman has guaranteed that no strike grinch will steal Christmas for “Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” staffers. ...
                November 15, 2007 1:52 PM
              • Writers Using Internet to Get Message Out
                Writers are using the Internet—the medium at the heart of their contract negotiations—to get the word out about their side of the labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. ...
                November 15, 2007 11:30 AM

              • WGA Strike Photos

              • Roving Eye: Scenes From the WGA Strike Nov. 9
              • The Showrunners Strike Gallery Nov. 7
                The writer-producers of numerous television series turned out en masse Nov. 7 to show their solidarity with the striking Writers Guild of America. As they joined in the protest outside Disney-ABC Studios in Burbank, Calif., many of the showrunners said they were refusing to perform any of their duties on their shows, although they said they would resume work if the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers returned to the negotiating table with the WGA.
              • Roving Eye: Scenes From the WGA Strike Nov. 8
              • Roving Eye: Scenes From the WGA Strike Nov. 7
              • Roving Eye: Scenes From the WGA Strike Nov. 6

              • More Coverage

              • Strike News Roundup: Thurs., Nov. 15
                A compilation of all the WGA strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 14, 2007 4:17 PM
              • IATSE President Blasts WGA Negotiator
                Thomas Short, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, whose below-the-line members are losing jobs due to the writers strike, sent a strongly worded letter to WGA President Patric Verrone Tuesday, blasting recent comments by the guild’s chief negotiator, David Young. ...
                November 14, 2007 4:17 PM
              • The WGA’s Poll Position
                As previously reported, the writers campaign has effectively rallied many average viewers to their cause. By eschewing equal-sized protests at every studio in favor of a few large rallies ...
                November 14, 2007 3:56 PM
              • Strike News Roundup: Wed., Nov. 14
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 14, 2007 11:07 AM
              • WGA Fires Back; No Fan Rally Planned
                The WGA has responded to the AMPTP’s accusation of using fear and intimidation to control its members: "Mr. Counter's charge is as offensive as it is untrue," the WGA said. ..
                November 14, 2007 12:29 AM
              • AMPTP: Writers Using ‘Fear and Intimidation’
                After running relatively quiet this past week, the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers has issued a new dispatch accusing the Writers Guild of America of using “fear and intimidation to control its membership.” ...
                November 13, 2007 3:58 PM
              • GSN Launches Strike-Proof Ads
                A week after Ryan Seacrest noted that E! has a strike-proof late-night talk show, cable network GSN is touting its strike-resistant status in new on-air ads. ...
                November 13, 2007 1:14 PM
              • Media Buyer Sees Strike Eroding Networks’ Ratings in First Half
                A lengthy writers strike will cause broadcast networks’ prime-time ratings to decline 9% from expected levels from January to May, a leading media buying agency executive said Tuesday....
                November 13, 2007 12:09 PM
              • Four Cents: Understanding the Strike
                Still struggling a bit to understand what exactly the writers strike is about?...
                November 13, 2007 12:07 PM
              • Strike News Roundup: Tues., Nov. 13
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 13, 2007 10:56 AM
              • Strikers Gain Fan Support
                Although the Writers Guild of America 's pre-strike media campaign was criticized as sluggish, the guild's headline-grabbing series of protests last week have managed to attract the sympathy of some viewers. ...
                November 12, 2007 3:00 PM

              • Strike News Roundup: Mon., Nov. 12
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 12, 2007 10:00 AM
              • Industry Plans for Long-Lasting Strike
                The first week of the Writers Guild of America strike brought some dramatic series shutdowns as networks and studios scrambled to prepare for what is now expected to be a lengthy work stoppage. ...
                November 12, 2007 9:00 AM
              • Nets May Run Out of Make-Good Time
                In week one, the writers strike already has TV buyers worried. ...
                November 12, 2007 9:00 AM
              • CBS News Writers May Strike
                More than 500 CBS News employees who are members of the Writers Guild of America are scheduled to vote Thursday on whether they will authorize their own strike. ...
                November 12, 2007 9:00 AM
              • Daytime Unaffected for Now
                Among the shows that appear to be immune to the writers strike are “Live With Regis and Kelly” and “The View,” two daytime programs that originate live from New York and aim for an unscripted, unrehearsed, anything-can-happen atmosphere. ...
                November 12, 2007 9:00 AM
              • Editorial: Showrunners’ Stance Should Lead to Talks
                Last week’s impressive show of solidarity by showrunners appears to be a tipping point in the labor dispute between writers and producers, and we hope it provides the impetus needed to settle ...
                November 12, 2007 9:00 AM
              • Gelbart Says Long Writers Strike Is What AMPTP Wants
                Larry Gelbart thinks it's going to be a long strike, "because it suits the Alliance [of Motion Picture & Television Producers]," he said Friday night ...
                November 9, 2007 10:35 PM
              • DeGeneres Under Fire for Crossing Picket Line
                Ellen DeGeneres is in the crosshairs of the Writers Guild of America, East, after honoring the WGA picket lines for only one day. ...
                November 9, 2007 2:25 PM
              • Strike News Roundup: Friday, Nov. 9
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 9, 2007 1:30 PM
              • Burn Off: Strike Chants Edition
                Still attending BlogWorld Expo. Meantime, here’s a collection of WGA strike chants ...
                November 8, 2007 1:24 PM
              • Strike News Roundup: Thurs., Nov. 8
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 8, 2007 1:00 PM
              • Fox Shuffles Schedule, Postpones ‘24’
                With the writers strike under way, Fox is switching up its 2008 schedule. ...
                November 7, 2007 4:28 PM
              • Strike News Roundup: Wed., Nov. 7
                A compilation of strike news from around the Web. ...
                November 7, 2007 2:37 PM
              • Trial and Error Blog: ‘The Office’ on YouTube
                Watch this video, but don’t click on the ads!...
                November 7, 2007 1:06 PM
              • Richardson Sees Wider Impact of Strike
                Like several other Democratic presidential candidates, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has issued a statement of concern...
                November 7, 2007 7:47 AM
              • Burn Off: Showrunner Protest Planned
                Tomorrow morning at Disney Studios, a large group of showrunners are planning to picket...
                November 6, 2007 6:28 PM
              • AMPTP's Chief Negotiator: Writer Talks Over for 'Quite a While'
                Writers may be in for a long wait to return to the negotiating table, if the latest verbal volley from Nick Counter is any indication. ...
                November 5, 2007 4:31 PM
              • Sitcom Strike Shutdown Rundown
                With the strike entering its second day, several sitcoms have shut down production, including Fox’s “Til Death,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men." ...
                November 6, 2007 11:29 AM
              • Web Video Shops Pounce on Strike
                Online video shops from Break.com to Revision3 are launching marketing and promotional initiatives to expand their audiences during the television writer’s strike. ...
                November 6, 2007 2:24 AM
              • Hillary Clinton Backs Striking Writers
                Sen. Hillary Clinton has issued a statement of support for striking Hollywood writers. ...
              • Late-Night Shifts Into Repeats for Day One of Strike
                The first production victims of the Writers Guild strike, the late-night talk shows, have confirmed they are going into repeats...
              • 'CSI’s' Helgenberger Walks WGA Picket Line
                Marg Helgenberger, actress on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” is currently walking the WGA picket lines at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif. ...
              • WGA East Picketers March at Rockefeller Plaza
                Members of the Writers Guild of America, East, became tourist attractions on the first day of the strike over a new contract ...
              • Hollywood Writers Walk Out
                Despite 11th hour attempts to prevent a work stoppage, Hollywood writers went on strike today. ...
              • Obama Backs Writers
                Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is standing strong on the side of the writers during the Writers Guild of America’s current strike. ...
              • Daniels Pickets ‘Office’ Production
                “The Office” showrunner Greg Daniels has joined the picket line at his production company’s Van Nuys...
              • Networks in Strike Mode
                With writers planning to go on strike today, the television networks late last week were readying their contingency plans. ...
              • ‘Heroes’ and the Writers Strike
                NBC's flagship drama "Heroes" is one of the highest-rated and most critically acclaimed shows on television ...
              • Editorial: Stop the Madness!
                Writers, Producers Get Back to the Table ...


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