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Warner Bros.: Employee layoffs coming

January 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
There is more fallout over the ongoing writers strike. Daily Variety reports Warner Bros. has notified more than 1,000 employees that an unspecified number of layoffs are coming later this month.With no new contract talks scheduled, the studio says it has to scale back operations due to the decline in production.

On the TV front, 62 scripted series are down. The only show still in production is ABC's "October Road."

The economic impact of the shutdowns is said to be $160 million a week.