The writers strike has inspired a frenzy of non-stop posting by Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily. (I shudder to think of the condition of her office.) Since Friday morning she has:
- Reported that that the WGA and AMPTP would resume negotiating (albeit at their leisure, on Nov. 26)
- Claimed an exclusive that the resumption is the result of talks held secretly at the home of Creative Artists Agency partner Bryan Lourd.
- Accused Variety of siding clearly with the producers in a "disinformation campaign" against the writers.
- Accused the New York Times' Sharon Waxman of getting a bunch of facts and Hollywood nomenclature wrong in a story about Dreamworks supposedly in talks with Universal. Waxman has more at her blog.
- Observed that TV producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (remember "Thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life"?) are losing friends among strikers over their deal for the Internet-spawned show "Quarterlife."
- Posted a copy of the force majeure letters NBC Universal has sent to TV talent suspending their contracts.
- Rounded up links to videos by striking writers.
- And gathered up the weekend box office numbers. If you care, Beowulf was #1.