Pressure on SAG to reach a settlement on its film-TV contract is reaching a high level of intensity.
"The strike is over," Patric Verrone said, dispassionately but with the hint of a smile. "Our membership has voted. Writers can go back to work."
French comedy "Asterix at the Olympic Games" scored its second straight weekend victory at the foreign box office with $18 million from half a dozen markets, again topping edgy horror-thriller…
Though the writers strike can't officially end until tonight, the town began the week very much in post-strike mode.
Diablo Cody, who penned Fox Searchlight's "Juno," took the WGA's original screenplay award while Ethan and Joel Coen won adapted screenplay for Miramax's "No Country for Old Men."
French franchise installment "Asterix at the Olympic Games" easily grabbed the gold at the international box office over the Feb. 1-3 weekend, grossing a whammo $39.4 million.
After 14 weeks of warfare, labor peace has come to Hollywood. TV showrunners head back to the office today, and the scribe tribe officially resumes work Wednesday.
SAG has called off its divorce with the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, asserting it's returning to the usual joint bargaining at upcoming negotiations on a new film-TV contract.
Opting for recent awards-season favorites, the WGA has selected Diablo Cody as winner of its original screenplay award for Fox Searchlight's "Juno" and Ethan and Joel Coen for the adapted screenplay…
SAG's leaders have told AFTRA that they're still willing to negotiate jointly -- but only if AFTRA promises it won't undercut contracts.
The WGA has finalized its tentative agreement with the majors and will present details of the pact to members today in meetings in Los Angeles and New York.
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