- Mar 30, 2004
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http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/ny-etstrike0208,0,5180930.storyThe former chief of Disney, Michael Eisner, declared Thursday night that the writers' strike was "over" and that a deal had been reached last weekend.
During a CNBC interview, Eisner -- who now runs his own investment company and hosts an occasional talk show on the network -- told "Fast Company" anchor Dylan Rattigan: "They [studios and writers] made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It's going on Saturday to the writers in general" for agreement.
Eisner's declaration is the first by an industry leader affirming widespread reports over the weekend that a deal had been struck Feb. 1. Both studios and the Guild, under a self-imposed media blackout while negotiations have been under way, declined to comment.