Saturday, February 02, 2008

There Will Be Oscars

From The New York Times:
LOS ANGELES — Informal talks between representatives of Hollywood’s striking writers and production companies have eliminated the major roadblocks to a new contract, which could lead to a tentative agreement as early as next week, according to people who were briefed on the situation but requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak.

A deal would end a crippling writers strike that is now entering its fourth month.
Things are looking good. This isn't final of course, but Jeffrey Wells seems to think this is it. His word alone isn't enough of course, but United Hollywood is on board here too. Looks like the DGA deal and the looming Oscar ceremony have helped push things along. But for the WGA, and the Academy, this is great news.

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