Though optimistic rumors were circulating through Hollywood that an 11th-hour negotiation session that began Sunday morning between the writers and producers was looking promising, WGA West President Patric Verrone sent out an email early Sunday afternoon to members — obtained exclusively by the Hollywood Insider — saying that the strike is still on for Monday morning and that everyone should contribute 20 hours a week to the effort. In the email, Verrone promises that many writers, from showrunners and A-list screenwriters to first-time scribes, will be walking the picket line for a strike that he hopes will only go on for a short period of time.
The WGA announced Friday that the strike would officially begin at 12 a.m. Monday morning. Picketing shifts and various picketing locales are listed on the guild’s website, including CBS and Fox in Los Angeles, the Sony lot in Culver City, and NBC and Disney in Burbank. According to the site, picketing will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.