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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, But…

November 26, 2007 by is reporting that a very reliable source has told them that a deal between the WGA and the AMPTP might already be done.  I’m just going to pass along the information so you can read it for yourself.

From Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood:

As the WGA strike begins its 4th week, I’ve been told positive news about today’s resumption of contract talks between the writers and the producers. So positive, in fact, that I’m almost fearful to post it. But here goes: a very reliable source tells me that there appears to be a deal seemingly in place between both sides.

“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.

Look, I don’t want to raise false hope here. But this source has been very accurate in the past. The negotiations starting today will have a news blackout, so don’t expect any significant leaks. But consider the real possibility there’s been a breakthrough. Still, I must caution that this is Hollywood — where defeat is snatched from the jaws of victory nearly every time.

I’m not going to try to get too excited until I hear an official announcement.

Filed under Writers Strike


7 Responses to “Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, But…”

  1. Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, But… — All This Nonsense on November 26th, 2007 12:41 pm

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  2. Emily on November 26th, 2007 1:00 pm

    OMG! Never have I been so impatient for your site to load!

    I can’t wait. I wanted to check for news before I left for class, and now I can go to physio happy at this!

  3. Meagan on November 26th, 2007 1:51 pm

    I’m expecting the worst and hoping for the best. Thanks for posting this.

  4. JennyL on November 26th, 2007 5:55 pm

    That’s the best news I’ve heard in…um…. 4 WEEKS!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!! 🙂

  5. Amber on November 26th, 2007 6:30 pm

    *Trying* not to get my hopes up. Thursdays will not be the same this week.

  6. John on November 26th, 2007 7:50 pm

    That is great news.

    I credit the pencils I sent to the executives for the breakthrough.

  7. grumpyoldman on November 27th, 2007 4:33 pm

    Drat. I was looking forward to some time to read. and an offseason Big Brother!!!