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StrikeWatch: Day 22

It's Monday morning and Day 22 of the WGA Strike with no sign of a resolution anywhere in sight.

As the writers strike enters its fourth week, the WGA and the AMPTP will sit down today for the first time since the writers went on strike three weeks ago.

The session, scheduled to begin at 10 am today, will happen at an "undisclosed neutral site at a hotel without CEOs in attendance." Said talks will also occur under a news blackout.

So far, there has been no indication about whether talks are set for Tuesday in addition to today's silence-breaking return to the negotiation table. The writers, meanwhile, resumed picketing at major studios today, after the Thanksgiving holiday. Shifts have been set for three-hours, with Warner Bros. getting the first shift as early as 5 am.

Missed 30 Rock's live show in New York to benefit the production crew affected by the strike? Read Entertainment Weekly's report here and The Huffington Post's recap here.

And did you catch the blink-and-you'll-miss-it writer's strike gag on 30 Rock a few weeks ago, in which an MSNBC news crawl reads, "NEWS CRAWL AFFECTED BY WRITERS STRIKE -- USING REPEAT TEXT FROM PREVIOUS SEASON."? Catch up here.

Finally, the next edition of United Hollywood Live will stream today from 12-1:30 pm PT and will "include interviews, live reports from various picket lines and video clips." You can tune in by clicking here; United Hollywood encourages fans and WGA supporters to participate via live IM chats, video feeds, and phone calls.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I'm just happy to see that they are opening up lines of communication and really hope that a solution can be found quickly.

Would have loved to have seen the live 30 Rock. Sounded like a blast and I think it's really cool they did that to support the crew that's been put out of work due to the strike. I wish other shows would do the same!

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