Oscars are motivation to end the strike

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The Oscars may have stars, after all. Amid talks between striking writers and studios that reignited this week, USA Today quotes James Schamus, head of Focus Features and a negotiator for the Writers Guild during its contract settlement in 2005, ‘There’s still a way to go, but I’m confident they’ll come to an agreement. I think fences are being mended.’’

And the Oscars apparently are the finish line in this race for an agreement to end the strike: ‘‘I think people are seeing the Academy Awards as an unofficial deadline,’’ says Sasha Stone of OscarWatch. ‘‘Everyone is beginning to look bad in this.’’

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