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AP: Picketing begins in NY in writers strike

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 5, 2007 at 4:59AM

Noisy pickets appeared outside the "Today" show set on Monday as a strike by film and television writers got under way. Writers' demands for a bigger slice of DVD profits and revenue from the distribution of films and TV shows over the Internet has been a key issue. The strike is the first walkout by writers since 1988. That work stoppage lasted 22 weeks and cost the industry more than $500 million. Karen Matthews reports.
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Noisy pickets appeared outside the "Today" show set on Monday as a strike by film and television writers got under way. Writers' demands for a bigger slice of DVD profits and revenue from the distribution of films and TV shows over the Internet has been a key issue. The strike is the first walkout by writers since 1988. That work stoppage lasted 22 weeks and cost the industry more than $500 million. Karen Matthews reports.





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