LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood writers will strike after last-ditch talks called by a federal mediator failed.
Writers and studios broke off talks late Sunday after East Coast members of the writers union declared they were officially on strike, the group representing producers said.
Last-ditch negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ended after about 11 hours.
The first casualty of the strike would be late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment. Daytime TV, including live talk shows such as “The View” and soap operas, which typically tape about a week’s worth of shows in advance, would be next to feel the impact.
I have a hard time getting excited about thousands of auto workers striking but apparently I’m suppose to be worried now about Hollywood writers, producers and directors not getting enough rake on DVD sales?
As if brining in replacement writers or producers for a show like “The View” could really make them ‘that’ much worse? Does anyone really care? If so why.-- KnightHawk