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WGA won’t picket Grammys

The WGA said Tuesday it won’t picket the Grammy Awards next month, but the Recording Academy hasn’t yet secured an interim work agreement for guild writers to participate in a telecast of the show.

The WGA West board of directors was scheduled to meet Tuesday, but it was unclear whether th work agreement might still be in the offing.

There’s been furious behind-the-scenes pressure on WGAW president Patric Verrone to grant the interim agreement to cover the two WGA members who contribute to the Grammys. Producers of the awards show requested an interim pact similar to a work agreement granted David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants last month.

Officials with the Recording Academy have met repeatedly with Verrone over the past 10 days to outline the reasoning for an interim deal. Performers’ unions AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians support the WGA in its contract talks, but the unions urged the WGA not to make the Grammys collateral damage in that labor strife.

The Recording Academy has hired a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management to press its views in the matter. Among the critical elements emphasized to Verrone are the charities that benefit from Grammy Week and the telecast, especially MusiCares.

The WGA’s recently granted waivers to the NAACP Image Awards and the SAG Awards, citing in part the groups’ societal contributions.

Several artists, including SAG member Beyonce and Foo Fighters, have said they intend to perform at the 50 annual Grammy Awards regardless of how the labor dispute turns out. CBS is set to broadcast the show Feb. 10 from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter</font>

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Headline, Industry News

WGA won’t picket Grammys

The WGA said Tuesday it won’t picket the Grammy Awards next month, but the Recording Academy hasn’t yet secured an interim work agreement for guild writers to participate in a telecast of the show.

The WGA West board of directors was scheduled to meet Tuesday, but it was unclear whether th work agreement might still be in the offing.

There’s been furious behind-the-scenes pressure on WGAW president Patric Verrone to grant the interim agreement to cover the two WGA members who contribute to the Grammys. Producers of the awards show requested an interim pact similar to a work agreement granted David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants last month.

Officials with the Recording Academy have met repeatedly with Verrone over the past 10 days to outline the reasoning for an interim deal. Performers’ unions AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians support the WGA in its contract talks, but the unions urged the WGA not to make the Grammys collateral damage in that labor strife.

The Recording Academy has hired a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management to press its views in the matter. Among the critical elements emphasized to Verrone are the charities that benefit from Grammy Week and the telecast, especially MusiCares.

The WGA’s recently granted waivers to the NAACP Image Awards and the SAG Awards, citing in part the groups’ societal contributions.

Several artists, including SAG member Beyonce and Foo Fighters, have said they intend to perform at the 50 annual Grammy Awards regardless of how the labor dispute turns out. CBS is set to broadcast the show Feb. 10 from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter</font>

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WGA won’t picket Grammys

The WGA said Tuesday it won’t picket the Grammy Awards next month, but the Recording Academy hasn’t yet secured an interim work agreement for guild writers to participate in a telecast of the show.

The WGA West board of directors was scheduled to meet Tuesday, but it was unclear whether th work agreement might still be in the offing.

There’s been furious behind-the-scenes pressure on WGAW president Patric Verrone to grant the interim agreement to cover the two WGA members who contribute to the Grammys. Producers of the awards show requested an interim pact similar to a work agreement granted David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants last month.

Officials with the Recording Academy have met repeatedly with Verrone over the past 10 days to outline the reasoning for an interim deal. Performers’ unions AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians support the WGA in its contract talks, but the unions urged the WGA not to make the Grammys collateral damage in that labor strife.

The Recording Academy has hired a public relations firm that specializes in crisis management to press its views in the matter. Among the critical elements emphasized to Verrone are the charities that benefit from Grammy Week and the telecast, especially MusiCares.

The WGA’s recently granted waivers to the NAACP Image Awards and the SAG Awards, citing in part the groups’ societal contributions.

Several artists, including SAG member Beyonce and Foo Fighters, have said they intend to perform at the 50 annual Grammy Awards regardless of how the labor dispute turns out. CBS is set to broadcast the show Feb. 10 from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

<font size=1>Source: Hollywood Reporter</font>

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