As a recent resurgence in video game storytelling, buoyed by increasingly literate titles like "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" and "BioShock: Infinite" illustrates, interactive fiction is closing in on other forms of narrative entertainment.
With the Writers Guild of America strike finally over and Jon Stewart tinkering with his opening monologue, the 80th annual Academy Awards is expected to offer plenty of high wattage glamour on Hollywood's big night.
The presidents of the Writers Guild of America have expressed hope that terms of a tentative agreement with movie and television producers would be finalized into a new deal by the end of the week, which would end a 3-month-long strike.
After the writers' strike doomed the Golden Globes, the stars will finally come out Sunday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards – the first major televised award ceremony to get a waiver from the Writers Guild of America.
Writers aren't the only ones sacrificing paychecks to the ongoing strike launched by the Writers Guild of America last month: The work stoppage is also crimping the cash flow of small businesses like History for Hire, Pam Elyea's vintage rental business in North Hollywood, Calif.
Talks to end Hollywood's writers' strike abruptly ended Friday evening as studio negotiators walked out, accusing Writers Guild of America leaders of putting personal political agendas above the interests of writers.
The writers who make up the words for most of the movies and television shows produced in the United States will be walking picket lines Monday morning outside of major studios in New York and Los Angeles as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has launched a strike against producers.
This must be some screenwriter's idea of a Halloween prank, setting the contract between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to expire on October 31. But can anybody in Hollywood appreciate how frightening the situation that's now coming to a head really is?
Hollywood's creative talent - writers, directors, and actors - could go out on strike anytime between now and next summer. On the surface the issue that has their unions - the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) - up in arms is how to treat residual payments from TV episodes in the Digital Age.