Latest WGA Strike News: November 16

Categories: TV Business,WGA Strike

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November 16th, 2007

Award Shows Could Be Strike Victims

Fears that the Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards could all be victims of the strike.

TV Guide has cancelled the first Online Video Awards because of the strike.

A recent poll says that 75 percent [of adults] are not very concerned or not concerned at all about the TV-viewing implications of the writers strike.

War of Words: Here's the text of an AMPTP ad that ran in the New York Times and LA Times. And here is the writer's response.

Studios are using force majeure clauses in their contracts to suspend some workers.

Canadian production of both Bionic Woman [no loss there] and Battlestar Galactica [No! My favorite show!] have been shut down.

NBC's late night lineup has seen ratings drop more than it's competition since going to reruns because of the strike.

At the same time, late night hosts are in backchannel negotiations about when they might return, although none wants to be the first to return.

A thought that the writer's strike may catalyze more changes in the television business.

The strike is continuing to effect other workers in the television business.

For our latest show by show strike status, check our November 13 Strike News post.

 
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