Hollywood writers set time for walk-out


FT By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles Published: November 2 2007 20:33

Only a classic Hollywood ending can now prevent wide-ranging disruption to global television schedules and film productions after Hollywood’s biggest writers’ union voted unanimously to walk off the job on Monday morning. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which employ teams of writers to craft nightly comedy monologues for the hosts, will be among the first to be hit. “It might be fun . . . to tune in and see what I can come up with on my own,” Mr Letterman said this week. Comedies such as the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will also be affected. And if the strike goes beyond several weeks, scripted dramas such as Desperate Housewives, Lost, Heroes and Prison Break will suffer

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