Writer’s strike winding down?

Friday saw a breakthrough in talks between Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Writers Guild, reports the New York Times:

Informal talks between representatives of Hollywood’s striking writers and production companies have eliminated the major roadblocks to a new contract, which could lead to a tentative agreement as early as next week, according to people who were briefed on the situation but requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak.

We can only hope…

Movie News: WGA takes down the Globes

Golden Globes ceremony canceled due to writer’s strike. Heh. Hitting ’em where it hurts! On the plus side, the WGA has struck a deal with WGA and United Artists. The Weinsteins, Lionsgate, and Lucasfilm may be next, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.

Slayers on strike

LAist (via Slacktivist) has photos from Mutant Enemy Day on the Writers Guild picket lines. Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy employees, actors from Whedon’s shows and fans from around the world turned up in L.A. on December 7 to show their support for the striking writers.

Meanwhile, the Writers Guild has denied requests for waivers from producers of the Golden Globes and Oscars.

The strike is in its seventh week with no end in sight.