ABC Studios axes 30 producer deals


The next wave of destruction wrought by the WGA strike has just begun: ABC Studios on Friday became the first TV studio to terminate overall deals under the force majeure provision in its producers’ deals. Close to 30 writing and nonwriting producers without active projects have been fired. They reportedly include Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, director Larry Charles, the writing duo of Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia; producer Sean Bailey, the producing duo of Nina Wass and Gene Stein, writers Bill Callahan and Jack Kenney and actor-producer Taye Diggs of ABC/ABC Studios’ "Private Practice."
Warner Bros. TV may be next on the force majeure list.