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WGA Seeks Separate Negotiations Wth Studios; Agreeement With Letterman Imminent

Divide and rule, sort of: WGA will now try to negotiate with film and TV producers and studios individually after failing to reach agreement with AMPTP directly, as the Hollywood writers strike is about to enter its seventh week. Meanwhile, AMPTP said the union was “grasping at straws.”

Meanwhile, WGA might already have reached an agreement with David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated, which could mean his late-night show on CBS (NYSE: CBS) to return to the air in early January, even if the strike is still continuing. Also, Jon Stewart of