Hollywood writers strike for better pay

The previous writers strike in 2007 roiled the industry and lasted 100 days. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/TNS

LOS ANGELES — It won’t be a late night with Seth Meyers or Stephen Colbert or either of the Jimmys for a while.

Movie and television writers are moving ahead with a costly industrywide walkout for the first time in 15 years. The Writers Guild of America, which represents 11,500 television and screenwriters, announced late Monday that a strike would begin early Tuesday, with picketing commencing in the afternoon, after negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents Hollywood studios, failed to yield a new deal before the current guild contract expired.

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