Writers March on Hollywood Blvd

Alicia Keys performs at thousands-strong solidarity rally
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2007 12:45 PM CST
Actress Sandra Oh from television series "Grey's Anatomy" in slidarity with Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers, marches down Hollywood Boulevard Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Los Angeles, the 16th day...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Though one marcher was "Looking for Mr. Write," the other 4,000 striking writers and supporters who took over Hollywood Boulevard yesterday were marching to boost solidarity before for next week's negotiations with studios. An Alicia Keys performance kicked off a rally aimed at keeping strike commitment high. "Let's get this done by Christmas," one writer urged studios, Variety reports.

A gesture of conciliation, meanwhile, came in the Thanksgiving email some studios sent out to staffers, which expressed hope that differences with writers could be overcome. The Los Angeles Times estimates that the writers' strike will cost Los Angeles $21M per day if it heads into next month. Talks between writers and studios are set to resume Monday. (Read more Writers Guild of America stories.)