Strike Becoming Nikki Finke's Make-It Moment

When some striking members of the Writers Guild of America created a series of videos depicting speechless actors in support of the writers' cause, they did not post them on the guild's Web site or on YouTube. Instead, the videos made their premiere exclusively on Deadline Hollywood Daily, a Web site owned and operated by Nikki Finke, a columnist for the alternative newspaper LA Weekly.

Since she began the site in 2006, Ms. Finke's Web site has become a critical forum for Hollywood news and gossip, known for analyzing (in sometimes insulting terms) the behind-the-scenes maneuvering of moguls.

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