Pens down: Writer’s Guild goes on strike

Both WGA West and WGA East walk off the job over numerous issues; strike likely to last months In a move that was expected, the Writer’s Guild went on strike Monday for the first time in fifteen years, shutting down Hollywood and suspending production on most late-night talk shows and a few daytime shows. The strike involves both WGA West […]

WGA, AMPTP reach new three-year deal

While there is currently labor discord in the NFL and with public employees in Wisconsin, there is labor peace in one place where there was turmoil nearly four years ago – Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America and The Association of Motion Picture of Television Producers – who represents the major Hollywood studios and the television networks – reached a […]


It’s finally over. With 92.5 percent of the vote, the WGA on both coasts voted to return to work effective on Wednesday, ending the 14-week strike which cost everybody involved – the networks, the advertisers, the city of Los Angeles, the studios – and the writers. Snoopy: (c) United Features Syndicate, Inc.

Writer’s Strike to likely end on Tuesday

WGA West and WGA East are expected to vote on Tuesday whether or not to accept the tentative agreement hammered out by the studios and the guild. If the writers accept the deal (and that is likely the case), production could resume on many TV series by midweek. The WGA Strike Central section on the sidebar of this blog will […]

Strike gets nastier

With the Screen Actors Guild boycotting the Golden Globes and the WGA about to enforce its strike rules against Jay Leno (which NBC said is a violation of Federal labor laws), one could think that this mess in Hollywood between the WGA and AMPTP would get any worse… But don’t laugh Chicagoans – if our version of the WGA and […]

AMPTP offers WGA a digital proposal

The AMPTP has offered the WGA a “Digital Plan” regarding payments of residuals from new media (i.e. the Internet, DVDs, etc.). The WGA says it will take four days to think about it, and come back to the bargaining table Tuesday. UPDATE: The Writer’s Guild has indicated that it has rejected the offer. which basically means, were back at square […]

Talks to resume on Sunday

The AMPTP and the WGA will return to the bargaining table Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time in hopes to avert a Writer’s Strike that will kick off Monday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific. Note: I have added “WGA Strike Central” to the sidebar for the latest info on the strike. The three links added were from the LA Times, Nikki […]