Entertainment insider, Nikki Finke is reporting that “there appears to be a deal seemingly in place between both sides” regarding the writer’s strike in Hollywood.? This is significant for a lot of reasons; for television watchers it means that if a deal gets done soon, then shows will probably start production up at the beginning of the new year.? In about a week or two most television shows are going to run out of episodes, if they haven’t already.
“It’s already done, basically,” the insider describes.?That’s?because of the weeks worth of groundwork?by the Hollywood agents working the writers guild leadership?on one side, and the studio and network moguls on the other. I was told not to expect an agreement this week.? But my source thought it was possible that the strike could be settled before Christmas.
As always, we’ll keep you posted about any developments, but Finke is very clear that negotiations are going to be dark, leaks will be few, and this being Hollywood, well, the possibility of a deal falling apart is nothing new.