Striking Writers to Resume Talks

With 2 dozen TV shows shut down, will meet with studio reps Nov. 26
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2007 5:48 AM CST
Picketers supporting the writers strike, including Jack Kenny, center, walk the line outside Paramount Pictures studios, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the Hollywood writers' strike starting to cause economic pain, writers and studios have agreed to head back to the bargaining table Nov. 26. The breakthrough came via back-channel talks between top TV writers and studio execs, the Los Angeles Times reports. The strike halted production on some two dozen TV shows; late-night talk  shows are in reruns, and stockpiled episodes of others are dwindling.

Pressure mounted last week, as the strike halted production on the high-profile film 'Angels & Demons' and everyone from talent agents to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the two sides to go back to the table. Writers will continue their pickets and rallies until Nov. 26, including a massive march along Hollywood Boulevard expected Tuesday.