Save the date: One wag’s (not-so) wacky theory on how the strike will end

Pencil in Dec. 7 for some margaritas. That’s the day the strike will end.

OK, so we don’t actually know this for sure. But one major Hollywood manager we trust has worked out a scenario in which labor peace will come to Hollywood by the first week of next month.

The way he sees it, next week’s WGA-AMPTP negotiations should go smoothly. He argues that the outlines of an agreement were hammered out last week during the backchannel negotiations involving key agents, moguls and showrunners.

Anyway, he thinks a tentative deal could be announced within a few days of the talks resuming. It’ll then take a few more days for the WGA to poll its membership, leaving Dec. 7 as the day the WGA declares the new contract has been ratified.

Wishful thinking? Perhaps. Plenty of other insiders remain doubtful that a deal is even within reach. But hey,a little hope during the holidays never hurt anybody.

–Josef Adalian

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  1. ReelBusy says:

    The strike won’t end until after January 1st. The studios, who forced the strike with a rollback offer, need two months to invoke the force majeur clauses in the contracts of the folks they want to dump. Then they will settle.

  2. JK says:

    While Ray’s comments were a little on the hostile side, he does have a point. The strike has been on for (who cares) amount of time and as a television viewer, I simply haven’t missed it. I never thought that would happen. The current television season has been so crappy that the strike is really not affecting me or anyone I know.

  3. Greasy says:

    Did Ray post a tirade one night, and then the next morning call himself a “Loser”? Bizarro!

  4. Ray says:

    You’re a loser. Get a life.

  5. Ray says:

    Just a word to both sides from an average viewer. As a male, between the ages of 18 and 34, you do realize that I have numerous other non-scripted options for entertainment. The football season continues through January. Basketball just started up. A whole boatload of videogames have been released for the three major systems, as well as all of the portable devices. The aborted season has already killed my waning interest in both established shows and the literal abortions that bowed this season.
    Both sides. Get your #@&! in order and get back together. This is for YOUR own benefit. Me, I have lots of other options. See you when the strike ends.
    Maybe.

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