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Angelus
04-02-08, 14:25
By this time next week, writers could be abandoning the picket lines and returning to work.

The Associated Press is reporting that some major breakthroughs have happened in the ongoing writers strike, creating hope that the work stoppage dating back to last November could finally be coming to an end.

Apparently, both sides finally came to agreement on alternate media distribution compensation on Friday, something that has been holding up talks for quite some time. Sources for the AP couldn't comment on the specifics of a new deal, except that major barriers had been knocked down and agreements had been reached between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, also known as the studios. Both sides have agreed to not talk to the media at all while these very specific parts of the negotiations are worked out.

Informal talks began last Jan. 23 soon after the Directors Guild of America -- who also were expected to strike -- suddenly reached a deal with the AMPTP, which some say pressured the writers to sit down and try to hash out a deal as well.

Source: Clicky (http://www.syfyportal.com/news424686.html)

More info: Clicky (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike3feb03,0,3280280.story)

Earthcane
04-02-08, 14:26
Thank God :hug:

Rivendell
04-02-08, 14:26
I hope it does all get resolved soon. :)

Earthcane
04-02-08, 14:27
Let's hope Writer's will now be given the recognition they rightly diserve :mis:

Screw the Directors and actors :mad:

bloodstormaoa
04-02-08, 14:28
By the gods! :p

About time ;)

Angelus
04-02-08, 14:48
I hope it's resolved soon... shows could be ready to air again by August or September. :)

Let Go
04-02-08, 15:08
Yeah, finally !

jamieoliver22
04-02-08, 15:11
I bloody well hope so, I am missing Bones on Sky One :p

-DaNnEe..
04-02-08, 15:33
I hope so! :)

scion05
04-02-08, 15:56
I'm missing housewives n betty :( LOL

tlr online
04-02-08, 15:57
Source: Clicky (http://www.syfyportal.com/news424686.html)

More info: Clicky (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike3feb03,0,3280280.story)

Will this effect the Oscars? It killed the Golden Globes.

interstellardave
04-02-08, 16:00
Welcome back, Big Bang Theory!!!

touchthesky
04-02-08, 16:23
Ugly Betty Woooooooooooooooooo.

Earthcane
04-02-08, 17:39
Will this effect the Oscars? It killed the Golden Globes.
I think the actors are fairly happy to sit at home in their Bev Hills mansions in protest :mis:

To answer your question, no, I don't think they're going ahead yet. Time will tell :tmb:

Veronica Ma
04-02-08, 18:02
Source: Clicky (http://www.syfyportal.com/news424686.html)

More info: Clicky (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike3feb03,0,3280280.story)
:jmp:

Angelus
04-02-08, 19:45
Will this effect the Oscars? It killed the Golden Globes.

Most likely. But if it's resolved soon then they may be unaffected.

:jmp:

Desperate Housewives! :yah:

More info:

ABC is hoping to air new episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters in the Spring.

The network's plan relies on an optimistic reading of the state of the Writers Guild strike. Writers and producers were reportedly coming close to an agreement over the weekend but no deal has yet been confirmed.

However, TV Guide has reported that Grey's insiders were hoping to resume production in early March with a view to having four or five episodes for transmission during April and May.

A similar Spring timetable will also apparently apply to Housewives, Betty and Brothers & Sisters.

ABC also wants to begin production on newer shows such as Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money over the Summer for broadcast in the Autumn.

Source: Clicky (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a88606/spring-return-for-abc-big-hitters.html)

The Writers Guild of America has insisted that members will return to picket lines today despite strong rumours it was close to a deal with producers.

Talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers were said to have moved towards an agreement on the controversial topic of new media residuals at the weekend.

Expectations were raised of a draft agreement coming this week though that would still need approval from the WGA West board, WGA East council and both guilds' members.

February 15 is apparently seen as the resolution deadline if any of the current season's programming or the coming pilot season are to be saved. The Academy Awards, which would be badly hit by a continuing strike, will be on February 24.

However, the last official word from the WGA was that no deal had been reached and it would be back picketing this morning.

It wrote to members: "While fully mindful of the continuing media blackout, we write you to address the rumours and reports that undoubtedly you have been hearing.

"The facts: we are still in talks and do not yet have a contract. When and if a tentative agreement is reached, the first thing we will do is alert our membership with an e-mail message. Until then, please disregard rumours about either the existence of an agreement or its terms.

"Until we have reached an agreement with the AMPTP, it is essential that we continue to show our resolve, solidarity, and strength."

Source: Clicky (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a88613/wga-returns-to-pickets-amid-deal-rumours.html)

Veronica Ma
04-02-08, 19:52
Desperate Housewives! :yah::jmp: :vlol:

VonCroy360
04-02-08, 21:19
Will this effect the Oscars? It killed the Golden Globes.

The Oscars are definitely happening. If the strike is resolved, the ceremony will go as usual, and if not, there is a (quite weaker) back-up plan for a show using the materials and movie clips from the past 80 years of Oscars and announcing the winners. :)

gtkilla
04-02-08, 21:28
It's about time! :mad: :D This stupid writer's strike cut back episodes of my favorite shows (Heroes, Smallville and Supernatural), so I'm glad it's finally over. :jmp:

xcrushterx
04-02-08, 21:31
Thank GOD! Maybe NCIS and Ugly Betty can get back in business. I miss the new episodes of both seasons. :(

Draco
04-02-08, 21:32
Strikes aren't stupid.

Angelus
04-02-08, 21:33
Thank GOD! Maybe NCIS and Ugly Betty can get back in business. I miss the new episodes of both seasons. :(

I've kind of lost track with NCIS... I used to watch it on Five, but then FX showed Season 4 and I got all muddled up.

Anyway, I can't stand Abbey. :mad:

xcrushterx
04-02-08, 21:36
I've kind of lost track with NCIS... I used to watch it on Five, but then FX showed Season 4 and I got all muddled up.

Anyway, I can't stand Abbey. :mad:
Season 4 is a confuse fest, yes, but it was all apparently cleared up in the first episode of season 5, which was supposed to start airing on FX once it had reached a certain number of episodes in the US, but this oh so convenient strike made that not happen. :(

Anyway, I love Abbey. xD Someone that eccentric is lovable. ^_^

Angelus
04-02-08, 21:38
Season 4 is a confuse fest, yes, but it was all apparently cleared up in the first episode of season 5, which was supposed to start airing on FX once it had reached a certain number of episodes in the US, but this oh so convenient strike made that not happen. :(

Anyway, I love Abbey. xD Someone that eccentric is lovable. ^_^

Oh... okay. I'll probably get the boxsets for my birthday.

Eccentric? Don't you mean annoying and idiotic? :p

Little-Lara
05-02-08, 03:17
:mad: Heard of this. can't wait. :o

Angelus
10-02-08, 23:09
Showrunners go back to work on Monday!

Clicky (http://www.variety.com/VR1117980626.html)

Aaaaaand more news:

Click me for good news (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a88994/wga-we-have-a-tentative-deal.html)

:)

Angelus
12-02-08, 11:44
Desperate Housewives gets a new season, among others. :jmp:

ABC has given early pickups to nine of its top-performing series for the 2008-09 season.

The news guarantees new runs for dramas Lost, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters and Grey's Anatomy, as well as the comedy Ugly Betty.

Four new series have also been granted second seasons, despite only limited time on air before the writers' strike took effect. They include Grey's spinoff Private Practice, Anna Friel drama Pushing Daisies, the comedy Samantha Who? and familial drama Dirty Sexy Money.

"The strength of our schedule this [year] was unprecedented and speaks for itself," said Stephen McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment. "We're looking forward to building on that success."

Notably missing from the early pickups list are Boston Legal and Anne Heche drama Men In Trees.

Source: Clicky (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a89131/new-seasons-for-greys-daisies-more.html)

Angelus
13-02-08, 11:41
The strike is officially over.

CLICK ME!111!!ONE1!!!!! (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a89233/us-writers-strike-officially-ends.html)