A deal could put them back to work as early as Monday, according to reports

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated February 08, 2008 09:40 AM
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Hollywood writers who went on strike against studios and producers may be back to work as early as Monday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

On Friday, the two sides are expected to agree upon a three-year contract that leaders of the Writers Guild of America intend to present to thousands of writers in Los Angeles and New York on Saturday, for possible board approval on Sunday, sources tell the paper.

Writers for film and TV walked off their jobs on Nov. 5, after earlier negotiations broke down over pay for the use of writers’ work on the Web and on mobile devices.

Movies put on hold by the strike that could gear up next week, according to the Times, include Columbia Pictures’ Da Vinci Code prequel Angels & Demons and Warner Bros.’ Shantaram, with Johnny Depp.

A settlement could also put the Oscars back on track for its Feb. 24 broadcast.