Friday, December 21, 2007
Writers Guild Strike 2007, Week Seven
The strike continues and talk has turned from the TV line-ups to the effect the strike will have on "Awards Season."
The People's Choice Awards had a rumor of cancelation but instead will air "in a different format" and be taped rather than live.
On Tuesday, the trades noted that both the Golden Globes and the Oscars were being denied waivers (to hire writers) from the guild. Also, apparently a request for clips clearances was also denied for the Oscars. Today, however, it was announced that the guild is allowing writers to work for the Independent Spirit Awads (but, unlike the other awards shows, the Spirit Awards's producers had asked for permission before the strike began seven weeks ago).