The Washington Times - January 18, 2008, 10:04AM
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The real player here, aside from all of the nonsense celebrity coverage, is Variety, which relies on studio advertising, but is also the last word around here for news and analysis. So it matters to the writers if Variety seems to be tilting to the studios.\ \ \ The truth is, Variety seems generally pessimistic about the chance that the writers have to make a good deal. They’re skeptical of the guild’s claims to have a lot of leverage, and a lot of writers don’t like to read that. Even if it’s true.
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