Hollywood Writers’ Talks Break Down

The Writers’ Guild of America has publicly rejected a “final” contract offer from the major Hollywood movie studios following eight weeks of negotiations. Both sides are downplaying the possibility of a writers’ strike, but neither side has been willing to budge on issues like DVD revenue (the writers want a chunk of it; the studios want to keep it all). The WGA last struck for 22 days in 1988, delaying the fall TV schedule.