LOS ANGELES 2007-11-05.
The first strike by Hollywood writers in nearly 20 years got under way with noisy pickets on both coasts after last-minute negotiations on Sunday failed to produce a deal on payments to writers from shows offered on the Internet. A Foto: Stella Pictures
Actors Maura Tierney, left, and John Stamos, right, of 'ER' support members of the Writers Guild of America, as they strike outside the Warner Bros. Television Studios in Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Foto: AP/Scanpix
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus lends her support to Writers Guild of America members as they picket Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, Calif., on the first day of the writers strike, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) Foto: AP/Scanpix
Actress Eva Longoria, star of ABC's "Desperate Housewives, addresses the media as film and TV writers converge on a house near Warner Bros. studio, serving as a location shoot for "Desperate Housewives" Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in the Toluca Lake section Foto: AP/Scanpix
Actress Eva Longoria, star of ABC's "Desperate Housewives, distributes pizzas to film and TV writers who converged on a house near Warner Bros. studio, serving as a location shoot for "Desperate Housewives" Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, in the Toluca Lake sect Foto: AP/Scanpix
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Amy Poehler, right, is joined by Saturday Night Live writer Steve Higgins, center, outside Rockefeller Center in New York for the first day of a strike by the Writers Guild of America, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Bria Foto: AP/Scanpix