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Golden Globes telecast canceled due to strike

The Golden Globes telecast, one of the highest-profile film award shows in the run-up to the Academy Awards, has been cancelled, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

In place of the traditional glitzy televised gala, NBC will air a press conference in which winners will be announced, the Times said.

This will allow stars of the big and small screens to collect their awards without the usual lavish dinner and ceremony, which members of the striking Writers Guild of America had threatened to picket.

The Hollywood Press Association, a small but influential group of journalists who cover Hollywood for international publications, is best known for organizing the annual Golden Globe Awards, which often are an early indicator of Oscar glory in the film categories.

The cancellation of the telecast would be one of the highest-profile casualties to date of the ongoing U.S. screenwriters strike, which began in early November.

Instead of the awards gala, NBC will screen clips and interviews with nominees ahead of the announcement, then have its news department cover an hour-long press conference in which winners will be announced, the L.A. Times said. NBC News is not affected by the writers’ strike.

The WGA refused to give Globes organizers a special dispensation to allow its members to work on the telecast and vowed to picket outside the ceremony.

On Friday, the Screen Actors Guild also announced that its members would not cross any picket lines, essentially nixing the award show’s celebrity presenters and all of its actor guests.

Talks broke down between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in early December. The most divisive issue has been compensation for writers when their work is used on new-media platforms.

Production on scripted TV programs ground to a halt, as did work on several films.

The timely late-night talk shows were the first casualties of the strike, but many returned to the air with new episodes last week. The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson were the only shows to have union writers, after they struck deals with the guild.

Two popular news satires — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — return with new episodes Monday. Details were scarce on how the two hit programs, which rely much more on written material than their late-night counterparts, would fare.

Many of the late-night hosts are writers guild members themselves and, according to the WGA, forbidden to write their own material.

<font size=1>Source: CBC News</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

Golden Globes telecast canceled due to strike

The Golden Globes telecast, one of the highest-profile film award shows in the run-up to the Academy Awards, has been cancelled, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

In place of the traditional glitzy televised gala, NBC will air a press conference in which winners will be announced, the Times said.

This will allow stars of the big and small screens to collect their awards without the usual lavish dinner and ceremony, which members of the striking Writers Guild of America had threatened to picket.

The Hollywood Press Association, a small but influential group of journalists who cover Hollywood for international publications, is best known for organizing the annual Golden Globe Awards, which often are an early indicator of Oscar glory in the film categories.

The cancellation of the telecast would be one of the highest-profile casualties to date of the ongoing U.S. screenwriters strike, which began in early November.

Instead of the awards gala, NBC will screen clips and interviews with nominees ahead of the announcement, then have its news department cover an hour-long press conference in which winners will be announced, the L.A. Times said. NBC News is not affected by the writers’ strike.

The WGA refused to give Globes organizers a special dispensation to allow its members to work on the telecast and vowed to picket outside the ceremony.

On Friday, the Screen Actors Guild also announced that its members would not cross any picket lines, essentially nixing the award show’s celebrity presenters and all of its actor guests.

Talks broke down between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in early December. The most divisive issue has been compensation for writers when their work is used on new-media platforms.

Production on scripted TV programs ground to a halt, as did work on several films.

The timely late-night talk shows were the first casualties of the strike, but many returned to the air with new episodes last week. The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson were the only shows to have union writers, after they struck deals with the guild.

Two popular news satires — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — return with new episodes Monday. Details were scarce on how the two hit programs, which rely much more on written material than their late-night counterparts, would fare.

Many of the late-night hosts are writers guild members themselves and, according to the WGA, forbidden to write their own material.

<font size=1>Source: CBC News</font>

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Golden Globes telecast canceled due to strike

The Golden Globes telecast, one of the highest-profile film award shows in the run-up to the Academy Awards, has been cancelled, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

In place of the traditional glitzy televised gala, NBC will air a press conference in which winners will be announced, the Times said.

This will allow stars of the big and small screens to collect their awards without the usual lavish dinner and ceremony, which members of the striking Writers Guild of America had threatened to picket.

The Hollywood Press Association, a small but influential group of journalists who cover Hollywood for international publications, is best known for organizing the annual Golden Globe Awards, which often are an early indicator of Oscar glory in the film categories.

The cancellation of the telecast would be one of the highest-profile casualties to date of the ongoing U.S. screenwriters strike, which began in early November.

Instead of the awards gala, NBC will screen clips and interviews with nominees ahead of the announcement, then have its news department cover an hour-long press conference in which winners will be announced, the L.A. Times said. NBC News is not affected by the writers’ strike.

The WGA refused to give Globes organizers a special dispensation to allow its members to work on the telecast and vowed to picket outside the ceremony.

On Friday, the Screen Actors Guild also announced that its members would not cross any picket lines, essentially nixing the award show’s celebrity presenters and all of its actor guests.

Talks broke down between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in early December. The most divisive issue has been compensation for writers when their work is used on new-media platforms.

Production on scripted TV programs ground to a halt, as did work on several films.

The timely late-night talk shows were the first casualties of the strike, but many returned to the air with new episodes last week. The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson were the only shows to have union writers, after they struck deals with the guild.

Two popular news satires — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report — return with new episodes Monday. Details were scarce on how the two hit programs, which rely much more on written material than their late-night counterparts, would fare.

Many of the late-night hosts are writers guild members themselves and, according to the WGA, forbidden to write their own material.

<font size=1>Source: CBC News</font>

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