Hoping to prevent a lengthy WGA strike like the one that lasted 22 weeks back in '88, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday said he would be taking measures himself to end the current work stoppage. "I'm talking to the parties that are involved because I think it's very important that we settle that as quickly as possible, because it has a tremendous economic impact on our state," Reuters quotes him as saying.

Schwarzenegger says the "sad story" here belongs to the cast and crew members who will lose their jobs as television productions shut down. "The studio executives are not going to suffer, the union leaders are not going to suffer, the writers that are striking, they are not going to suffer," said the Governator. "Those are all people that have money."

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