Latest Strike News: November 12

Categories: TV Business,WGA Strike

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November 12th, 2007

Up to 80,000 workers face layoffs as shows go dark.

Up to 80,000 craft and post-production workers are facing layoffs as shows go dark.

Showrunners [Writer-Directors] would return to film already written scripts if the AMPTP comes back to the table.

CW will debut its latest reality show "Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants" on December 12 after the finale of America's Next Top Model.

An extended strike may effect the Emmy's, both in terms of which shows could be nominated and which episodes are eligible. This might give an advantage to some cable shows.

The creator of Scrubs declined to write a finale to allow the show to end this year in the case of a long strike.

Speculation increases that networks will hire replacement writers to keep soap operas going.

Some comedy writers comment on the strike.

The strike has some advertisers scrambling to buy time in Q2 '08. A tight ad market, and any price firmness is not good news for the writers.

Sony puts regulars on "'Til Death" and "Rules of Engagement" on unpaid hiatus, more studios could follow.

The WGA strikers are gaining fan support from a number of different areas.

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