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Hollywood Writers Call for Strike Against Studios

Unless Hollywood writers and studios reach a deal over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America will strike just after midnight next Monday. That could mean many TV shows will have to revert to re-runs.

The writers and studios are at odds over how much writers should make in royalties when shows are resold on DVD or the Internet.

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Kim Masters
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