Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Strike kills off Golden Globes ceremony

Hollywood suits might not listen to striking writers outside their studio lots, but the silence emanating from what would have been the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday will be deafening. As Steven Zeitchik explains for the Hollywood Reporter, all that will take place is a short press conference - actors and other talent are refusing to cross Writers Guild of America picket lines to pick up their gongs.

Next month's Oscars could also be in doubt. As BBC News reports:
On Saturday, the Screen Actors' Guild, the union which represents Hollywood actors, said there was "unanimous agreement" among members not to cross picket lines set up by writers.

The WGA thanked the actors' union for its "solidarity and support".

It says it is engaged in a "crucial struggle that will protect our income and intellectual property rights for generations to come".

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