Hollywood striking TV and movie writers have given studios faint hope of a possible resolution before Christmas, with plans to meet with studios for formal talks after Thanksgiving.
Members of the Writers Guild of America walked off the job two weeks ago, after disputes over payment for content used in digital media, including internet downloads, promotional videos, and downloads for mobile devices.
Negotiators for the writers and the major movie and television studios will meet again on November 26th. The strike has already shut down many major TV shows, and forced topical programmes like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
, and The Late Show with David Letterman
into repeats, which has seen late night ratings drop.