Bring on The Reruns!

With its writers on strike, Hollywood is running out of material

The strikers hailed from Hollywood, not Pittsburgh, so they sported sunglasses and peach-colored sweaters instead of hard hats and work boots. But the walkout by the 9,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (W.G.A.), now in its eighth week, is threatening to become as disruptive and gritty as any other industrial deadlock. When representatives for the writers and producers sat down with a federal mediator last week to resume their talks, the meeting broke up after only 20 minutes. Said Herb Steinberg, spokesman for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers: "The union came in with nothing new. We...

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