According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) will enter into new negotiations with studio representatives on 26 November, with the strike to continue in the meantime.
The WGA strike, which commenced on 5 November, pertains to new media residuals. Production in Hollywood has virtually come to a standstill during the strike, with television dramas and sitcoms the worst hit. The latest big screen casualty is Angels & Demons, the Ron Howard-directed prequel to The Da Vinci Code.
A big writers’ march is planned in Hollywood Boulevard on 20 November. Guild members have been reminded that their picketing obligations remain in place, as while a return to the bargaining table is a positive sign, there is no guarantee that the WGA’s demands will be met.