Hollywood's film and TV writers and major studios have agreed to go back to the negotiating table on Nov. 26 in hopes of ending a bruising strike that began two weeks ago, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Writers, however, haven't agreed to put down their picket signs. They will continue to strike as planned next week.
Although the talks are a positive sign, the two sides have huge hurdles to overcome to reach a new contract to replace one that expired Oct. 31.
The sides have clashed mainly over how writers should be paid when their work is distributed via the Internet, cellphones and other new-media devices.
(Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times) "Scrubs" writer Denra Fordham waves at drivers while picketing in front of Disney's studios in Burbank today. More photos
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