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    The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    Michael Eisner told CNBC that the Writers Strike is over and the new deal will be ratified by Saturday.

    He did however admit that "it was possible that the writers could still reject the agreement" but finally suggested the deal's acceptance was inevitable.

    So is the strike actually over? We may have to wait until Saturday to find out.

    More on this story at the link:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/23057002

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    the strike is not over until its finalized and signed.

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    don't forget who helped make this possible.

    good ol' mr. iger.

    i know that they are meeting at the shrine on saturday. why such a big venue?? :
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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    Im sure mr iger is a resonable person and very nice as well.

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    Quote Originally Posted by rex22 View Post
    the strike is not over until its finalized and signed.
    Yup. The writers need to see it all in writing, have it presented to the guild, and then yay'ed or nay'ed.

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    from what I have read and heard, it's propbably the best they are gonna get. also if they don't get back to work soon, many in the guild are in danger of losing benefits because they haven't written and sold enough product this past season. the deadline for doing so is april 1 and that is fast approaching. they really screwed up with their actions at the globes, I think that is why the directors settled a deal so quickly.

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    apparently a tentative deal has been struck....
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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    Actually from what was just reported on ABC news, the Board is the only group involved in this that just meet, agree with the propsal and end the strike immediately. No vote by the members for this to end is required. They didn't say a thing about a big meeting today at the Shrine but only reported that the Board will meet Sunday Morning. If they approve the contract, it's over then and there and the writers would be back to work on Monday. Not all of the TV shows can get back in gear for this season and some may just be canceled altogether. The producer of Desperate Housewives said that if it ends tomorrow and the writers are back on Monday he could actually do 6 or 7 episodes for this season to wrap it up. I just hope that Pushing Daisies makes it through and is picked up. It was the only new show this season that was worth watching.
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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    From today's New York Times:

    LOS ANGELES — An end to Hollywood’s long and bitter writers’ strike appeared close on Saturday, as union leaders representing 12,000 movie and television writers said they had reached a tentative three-year deal with production companies.

    The strike, which began Nov. 5, remains in effect until the governing boards of the two writers’ guilds gauge the sense of their membership in mass meetings on both coasts this weekend and decide whether to end the walkout. The mood at the New York meeting on Saturday afternoon was one of supportive optimism, with a touch of wariness, and the Los Angeles gathering was set to take place late in the evening. The boards are expected to meet as early as Sunday, and the strike could be over by Monday morning.
    Full Story: Tentative Deal Is Reached in Writers’ Strike

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    Re: The Writers Strike is Over - According to Eisner

    yes finally conan is going back to his old format which I miss dearly. Its good to hear that it is coming to an end.

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