Tag Archives: Writer’s Strike

The Media Notepad: Chicago stations cover teachers’ strike

Also: NBC pulls two shows – but one is moving to digital. Fox 32 downgrades local show; Bless The Harts renewed for season two To say Chicago stations [..]

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Writer’s Strike, redux?

Here we go again? The story in Tuesday’s New York Post suggests another Writer’s Strike may be on tap, ten years after the last one crippled Hollywood for [..]

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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 [..]

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2007-08: The season from hell

This slogan isn’t just for Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears fans… It’s also used for a TV season that has been plagued by audience erosion, increases in alternative [..]

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Sports ratings going up, up, and away

Maybe its the writers’ strike. Maybe its the Cubs’ post-season run. Maybe its the Blackhawks’ resurgence. Maybe its the Celtics and Lakers making noise in the NBA playoff [..]

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The winners and losers of the strike

So, who won and lost in the just-concluded writer’s strike? Aaron Barnhart of TV Barn breaks it all down. One notable winner: Nikki Finke of LA Weekly and [..]

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Will the viewers come back?

All right, the strike is finally over. Now comes the toughest task of all: trying to win the viewers back. When Major League Baseball went on strike in [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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Click here for details. UPDATE: At 2:51 p.m.. Details are emerging of the tentative agreement. You can click here to read.

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Director’s Guild, AMPTP reach new deal

And in only six days. All right -Writer’s Guild, AMPTP – your turn. Let’s end this strike.

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Broadcast of Golden Globes canned

Finally, some good came from the writer’s strike… NBC will air a paired-down version instead. In other news, the guild has signed a side deal with United Artists, [..]

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Letterman returns on Wedensday – with writers

The first deal the Writer’s Guild made since the strike began is for Late Show with David Letterman. The new interim deal covers not only Letterman’s show, but [..]

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Stewart, Colbert to return on the air January 7

Good news for fans of the Comedy Central duo. The bad news is, like everybody else, they’re returning without their writers.

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ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to return on Jan. 2 as well

He will join Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien in doing shows without writers on Jan. 2.

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