- Sep 20, 2006
LATEST UPDATE: Jan 12, 2008:
LOS ANGELES - Striking Hollywood writers said Friday they had decided not to picket the Golden Globe Awards because organizers of Sunday?s event changed it from an exclusive NBC broadcast to an event open to all media.
The Writers Guild of America issued a brief statement saying it had given the Hollywood Foreign Press Association its assurance that writers would not protest outside the news conference where winners will be announced.
The association announced the expanded media access earlier in the day, marking a reversal of NBC?s intent to cover the strike-affected event exclusively for television.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) ? When the union representing Hollywood directors begins contract talks Saturday, striking TV and film writers will likely be calculating how a deal might affect them.
A quick resolution with directors could undercut the bargaining power of writers by serving as an industry template for the central issue of new media compensation, observers said.
The Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild issued a joint statement Friday saying they hoped directors reach a fair deal that "incorporates principles that will benefit all creative artists."