The writers union confirmed that talks had ended and that members would strike, but did not have any further comment.
The guild earlier announced sweeping plans to picket every major studio in Los Angeles, along with Rockefeller Center in New York, where NBC is headquartered.
The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers previously called a writers’ strike “precipitous and irresponsible.”
The guilds had been preparing for these negotiations for years, hiring staff with extensive labor union experience, and developing joint strategies and a harder line than producers have seen in decades. (Breitbart)
Film and TV writers resolved to put down their pens and take up picket signs after last-ditch talks failed to avert a strike.
The first picket lines were set to appear Monday morning at Rockefeller Center in New York, where NBC is headquartered.