Strike meetings abound



Eight days into the WGA strike, high visibility folks are jumping in, lending a hand in any way they can to resolve the dispute. On Thursday, leaders from top talent agencies met with WGA West chief negotiator David Young and President Patric Verrone to talk about how the strike was affecting their won business and their clients: William Morris, International Creative Management, Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency and Endeavor.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week also offered help broker a deal, as did Jesse Jackson, whom has sided with the WGA. Meanwhile, the studios have already begun sending suspension notices to those who work for TV production companies they finance, among other things. Some studios have also begun suspending long-term development deals with writer-producers. While leaders of both sides say they are willing to return to the bargaining table, no new talks have been scheduled.