Saturday, January 5, 2008

Writers Guild Strike 2007, Weeks Eight and Nine

The big happenings of late: the return of late-night TV talk shows with writers (Letterman) and without (Leno). And how SAG announced that the Golden Globes will be without guild actors who will not be crossing the picket lines (announced yesterday afternoon; Variety link). NBC says they plan to air the Golden Globes in any case. And there is rumor online that George Clooney is one of the most vocal within the acting community about boycotting the Globes and Oscars (see link).

There is also word on the Varitey website that a deal will be announced between United Artists and the WGA on Monday to allow feature film writers to return to work. See link.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association offered this brief statement on their website:

HOLLYWOOD, CA, JANUARY 4, 2008--"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been placed in an extremely difficult position with the ongoing Writers Guild strike. We are making every effort to work out a solution that will permit the Golden Globes to take place with the creative community present to participate. We hope to announce a resolution to this unfortunate predicament on Monday."

It will certainly be an interesting Golden Globes on the 13th!

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