Writers Guild: Jay Leno Violated Rules
"A discussion took place today between Jay Leno and the Writers Guild to clarify to him that writing for The Tonight Show constitutes a violation of the Guilds' strike rules," the Guild said in a statement Thursday.
Although Leno isn't using any writers, he's listed as one of the show's scribes and is a member of the WGA.
David Letterman and his company, Worldwide Pants, struck a deal with the WGA to allow the writers to come back to work. Leno's show, which is owned by NBC, is subject to different negotiations.
– Karen Salkin