Letterman, Ferguson Staff to be Paid Through Year End
David Letterman and his producers have told the Late Show and Late Late Show staffs they would be paid through year end, regardless of the strike.
Directors are likely to start their own negotiations with the producers before the end of the year.
Strikers will now target Viacom after Sumner Redstone said that Paramount and CBS can withstand the strike. Whatever you think of the merits of the cases on both sides, it's pretty undeniable that the studio heads and producers have been saying some pretty stupid things during the strike.
Disney disputes the writers claims about their digital revenues.
CBS Newswriters will take a strike vote Thursday and Friday and announce the results on Monday.
Networks tighten the purse strings as they ready for a long strike.
Some shows may get a second chance because of the strike, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
For our latest show by show strike status, check our November 13 Strike News post.