Has the Writers’ Strike Been Settled Already?

After a relaxing holiday weekend, today is the day the Writers Guild of American and the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers are supposed to resume negotiations.

Nikke Finke, the showbiz industry blogger who has led coverage of this story since before the strike began — tripling her page views to 1 million per day, according to the NY Times — today claims “there appears to be a deal seemingly in place between both sides” according to “a very reliable source.”

“It’s already done, basically,” the insider describes. That’s because of the weeks worth of groundwork by the Hollywood agents working the writers guild leadership on one side, and the studio and network moguls on the other. I was told not to expect an agreement this week. But my source thought it was possible that the strike could be settled before Christmas.

Finke is nervous about this story, though. She adds a caution that “this is Hollywood — where defeat is snatched from the jaws of victory every time.”

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