WGA Says No Deal to the Golden Globes


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 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.