Some writers involved in the Hollywood writers strike are spending time away from the picket lines, raising money for people who work behind the scenes but are without jobs during the stand-off. Jeff Tyler reports.
Between Madonna's send-off album with Warner Brothers, a buzz around U2's upcoming release and the return of Usher, the music industry is hoping for a good year. Doug Krizner talks to Billboard's Bill Werde.
While the film and TV writers' strike is in its ninth week, the Directors Guild is gearing up to do their own contract negotiations. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports what happens in these talks could affect the writers.
The television industry is in limbo with no new talks scheduled to settle the Writers Guild strike. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Los Angeles Times television reporter Scott Collins about what will be on the tube in the next few months.
The new owner of record label EMI, private-equity firm Terra Firma, reportedly has decided to clamp down on costs and control time-honored, recording-industry practices that haven't always been tied to company goals. Amy Scott reports.
Yes, those countdown shows on New Year's Eve need writers, too. Jill Barshay reports Dick Clark had his show in the can months ago, but other network programs will go unscripted and rely more on music.