Force majeure axe
January 14, 2008 8:27 PM Subscribe
posted by Tehanu (169 comments total)
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The WGA strike has entered its third month. Since New Year's, Worldwide Pants
, the Weinstein Co.
, and United Artists
have reached interim deals with the WGA, with rumors of more to come. Microsoft announced
new deals with Hollywood companies. And on Friday, ABC Studios
terminated deals with more than a dozen writers. Tonight, CBS
, and 20th Century Fox
have followed suit. Names of producers, writers, and shows affected are still being revealed as letters are received. Force majeure
So far, reports suggest that most or all of the people whose deals were terminated are writers without projects currently on the air-- people with a show in development or with a recent show that's no longer on the air. But names are still being reported so it's not entirely certain yet.
Meanwhile, there is a rumor
that a deal between the AMPTP and DGA will be announced tomorrow.