A Hollywood writers' and studios' strike is threatening Southern California's economy tonight. A frenzied production schedule guarantees a stockpile of TV programs but cannot address the pre-production demands of features that ordinarily begin shooting in summer. Even Mayor Riordan has appealed for compromise to "save tens of thousands of Los Angeles jobs from the cutting-room floor." We analyze the issues and prospects for this major Southern California industry with a journalist who's covering the negotiations, a journalist-turned-Hollywood writer and a trade activist.
- Newsmaker: Unveiling of Voter Initiative for El Toro - The battle over the former El Toro Marine Base continues with Orange County supervisors battling for the airport that voters approved in 1994. Irvine mayor, Larry Agran, is a prime mover in stopping the airport. Tonight, he'll unveil a county initiative to establish a great recreational park in the style of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
El Toro Airport Plan
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
City of Irvine
Screen Actors Guild
Southern California Association of Governments
Writers Guild of America