Latest WGA Strike News: November 19

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November 19th, 2007

Force Majeure Letters Notify Suspended Actors

NBC Universal has begun invoking the force majeure clauses in contracts to suspend actors.

NBC has fired most of Saturday Night Live's below the line staff because of the strike.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the American Music Awards without any writers, the first telecast of a live awards show since the strike.

Ad buyers begin to look at alternatives in light of the strike.

Unsurprisingly, Ad buyers are worried midseason ratings will fall.

There has been intense lobbying from inside and outside the industry to get the two sides back to the bargaining table.

NBC explores airing mixed martial arts [think Ulitmate Fighting Championship] because of the strike.

NBC has aquired the web series quarterlife and plans to make it an hourlong drama.

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

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