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by Indiewire
November 5, 2007 4:59 AM
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AP: Picketing begins in NY in writers strike

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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