WGA Says No Deal to the Golden Globes

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40620

    Source: ComingSoon.net
    January 3, 2008


    Even though the Golden Globe Awards released this statement on Wednesday, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) says there's no deal. Here is the WGA's official reply:

    Dick Clark Productions is a struck company. As previously announced, the Writers Guild will be picketing the Golden Globe Awards.

    The WGA has great respect and admiration for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but we are engaged in a crucial struggle that will protect our income and intellectual property rights for generations to come. We will continue to do everything in our power to bring industry negotiations to a fair conclusion. In the meantime, we are grateful for the ongoing support of the Hollywood talent community.


    Screen Actors[​IMG] Guild (SAG) president Alan Rosenberg followed by issuing this statement saying that SAG members should not cross picket lines:

    Screen Actors Guild members will be happy to appear on projects using WGA writers, and we will continue to support the WGA in every way possible in its efforts to achieve a fair contract. Unless and until there is an agreement between the WGA and HFPA, we will advise our members of their rights with respect to not crossing WGA picket lines and/or not appearing on programs using non-union writers. Screen Actors Guild is holding a meeting with Golden Globe actor nominees later this week regarding these issues.

    It's looking more and more likely that the nominees, fellow stars and presenters won't be attending the Golden Globes, meaning that the HFPA has to decide whether to air the show.
     
  2. Addendum Registered

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    If the golden globes aren't televised, then Joan and Melissa Rivers will starve
     
  3. JP Smelly

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    I was looking forward to Johnny Depps acceptance speech. :(
     
  4. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    Hells yeah! The writers may all be itching to go back to work, but I'm evil and I would like nothing more than the WGA to give those GG people a big "eff you" to the entire event.
     
  5. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    wth are golden globes?... cheap knock-off of oscars?
     
  6. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    Naw they are like the pre-oscars , they most of the time tell you who will win the oscar before they win it.
     
  7. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    :lmao:

    I'm apathetic to the whole thing :o

    But when I start jonesin' for 24, they better figure something out. :cmad:
     
  8. Watson Ninja delivery girl

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    I can live without that self-congratulatory snob fest.

    But will the stars actually show up?
     
  9. tzarinna Mamochka

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    This **** is getting intense.
     
  10. A Dark Knight Registered

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    Well if the WGA does not come to a deal with the GG, then the Screen Actors Guild has told all the actors not to cross the line in support of the writers, which means all the nominated actors will not show up to the awards and it won't be on tv. To bad, this is the awards show where they all sit around and get drunk on tv :woot:
     
  11. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Guess they'll just have to stay home and get drunk like the rest of us.
     
  12. RonStoppablefan Harry Potter fan

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    Those dang producers have to cave in now, they love these award shows LOL.
     
  13. Orko Is King Registered

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    I think this'll be the straw that breaks thr camel's back. There
    's going to be a ton of $$$ lost if the GG's aren't aired (Or if they're aired, with a large portion of actors not present). People simply won't tune if if their fave celebs aren't showing up.
     
  14. DACrowe Registered

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    Ii think the GG are screwed, which again is bad because it is the awards show where they'll do more than gush over No Country for Old Men, which I liked but think there are frankly better movies out this year. But after losing GG, producers will probably cave before Oscars, because if they don't have their stars at what is the Superbowl of award season, they won't get to promote their DVDs and upcoming summer projects by getting the stars to present awards and the prestige that is widely known with winning a naked gold man.

    So my guess is we were cheated out of a Johnny Depp acceptance speech, but this may end the writer strike quicker on the bright side.
     
  15. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    wtf!!! they picket the GG but not the american choice awards?
     
  16. The Sage The World's Finest

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    Oh, snap...:wow: :wow:
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

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    http://www.goldenglobes.org/news/id/85


    I wasn't sure which Golden Globe thread to put this in.
     
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  19. strikezone89 Smarks Chat CM PUNK :-/

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    so wuts up did the strike end?
     
  20. Poetic Chaos Hella fetch.

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    Awards season is ruined! Damn this strike to hell.
     
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    This pretty much sucks, now I'll only see them read the winners off a list from a dumb press conference.

    Let's just say it won't be pretty if this strike is still around when it's time for the Oscars.

    I'm gonna miss Joan Rivers gossiping on the red carpet.
     
  23. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

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    I didn't know Sabrina the Teenage Witch gossiped on the red carpet?:oldrazz:
     
  24. Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    Imagine winning the oscar through a press conference :dry:
     
  25. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    Yeah, no Golden Globes?!? :wow:



    This just got real. :csad:
     

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