Trouble in Tinseltown

Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles TimesTrouble in TinseltownA long walkout by TV and film writers would inflict considerable pain on the local economy, well beyond Hollywood studios' gates. Scores of local businesses that rely on the entertainment business could be hurt. And tens of thousands of technical workers who toil behind the scenes are at risk of being thrown out of work. Discuss: |

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