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And, they’re back…

In the November 19 issue of Canadian Business, we reported that members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike on Nov. 5 after negotiations broke down between the guild and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on such issues as revenue from online broadcasts and DVD sales.
The writers guild and the producers’ alliance returned to the bargaining table today, and a pollconducted for industry publication Variety shows that the majority of respondents felt the writers were doing a better job at getting their points across than the studios. Though the results show the writers have support 54% said the strike “was necessary at this time” nearly half of those who took the poll felt the studios would win out overall.
For a bit of inside information, check out this blog’s postson writers’ salaries.