Writers' Strike Continues, But Both Sides Talking

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Finally, in the third month of a bitter strike by TV and screen writers, there's something in the air. At least a little something.

"I think that there's a cautious optimism out there right now," one writer told CBS News. "The general mood is pretty hopeful," said another.

The Writers Guild and the studios have started talking again, the ice broken after the Directors Guild reached a deal first.

The big issue remains how much directors, actors, and writers earn in royalties when their work is downloaded from the Internet.

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The writers' strike has meant only 11 episodes of Grey's Anatomy in its fourth season - one that was supposed to mark the show's return to glory.

So the pressure to settle is huge, the writer's strike already costing Hollywood more than a billion dollars.

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[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)