For Tv's Big Three, A Big Wish Come TrueMark Lewyn and Susan Duffy
The rancor would make even J. R. Ewing cringe. For about a decade, Hollywood movie moguls and television's network chiefs have been locked in a battle over whether the Big Three ought to be allowed to own and syndicate prime-time shows. To hear the networks tell it, if they aren't let into the $3 billion syndication niche now dominated by producers, they're doomed. Tinseltown's view is that if the networks are let in on the action from which they've been barred since 1970, they'll squeeze producers even more than they do now.
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