The Strike Zone: The latest news, blogs & photos on the WGA strike

(Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times) Board members embrace moments before a press conference announcing the potential end to the WGA strike. More photos

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  • Guild board favors deal, with caution

    An affirmative vote could send writers back to work in a matter of days.

  • Writers relent on 2 key demands

    Writers relent on 2 key demands

    Hollywood's striking writers, signaling a possible thaw in the 3-month-old labor dispute, have agreed to drop two demands that studios have long viewed as non-starters.Leaders of the Writers Guild of America told top studio chiefs during a meeting Tuesday that they would ditch previous proposals...

  • 'Pest Control' can't be exterminated

    You can't throw a skim latte in L.A. without hitting a writer who has a screenplay that's been stuck in the system since grunge was breaking. But there are very few who can say that in the intervening years they've turned the same story into a well-reviewed novel, a German radio play and a potential...

  • Do the right thing, WGA

    Do the right thing, WGA

    To: Writers Guild of America, West President Patric Verrone From: Patrick Goldstein Dear Patric: Well, when it rains, it really pours, huh? It's been hard to get you on the phone, but I can imagine you've been a little overwhelmed these last few days, with the media hailing the Directors Guild...

  • The strike aside, hit shows are still missing

    The strike aside, hit shows are still missing

    Although ratings haven't fallen much yet, the networks are grappling with weak programming.