City Paper is not for tourists
Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno may be coming back, but another entertainment industry staple has just been thrown into peril. The Writers Guild of America has rejected requests for waivers for the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards. The WGA refused to allow producers of the Golden Globes to hire writers for their show, and the organization also rejected a request by Oscar organizers to use clips from movies and past ceremonies.
According to Variety, Dick Clark Prods., which produces the Golden Globe Awards, released a statement indicating it is not giving up on the WGA.
“The Golden Globe Awards, which has a long and friendly relationship with the Writers Guild of America, is obviously disappointed that the WGA denied its request for a waiver,” it said. “However, we are encouraged by the fact that the WGA has announced that it plans to negotiate agreements with independent production companies. Therefore, we will attempt to reach some type of agreement with them on behalf of the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will recognize and honor outstanding achievements in both movies and television programming made before the strike.”