Writers, Globes Still Not Golden
Absent from the statement was any comment from the Writers Guild. That came later in the day, and it popped the optimistic balloon the
So, essentially, the Golden Globes are right back where they were. Ten days from the ceremony's scheduled Jan. 13 airdate on
Early Wednesday afternoon, Hollywood Foreign Press President Jorge Camara issued a statement saying the group's lawyers had begun discussions with the WGA about signing an agreement that would allow the Golden Globes to employ guild members. Camara cited the deal writers struck with
"Much like the
Camara added that
Later in the day, however, the guild issued a brief statement suggesting no deal would be coming soon: "Dick Clark Productions is a struck company. As previously announced, the Writers Guild will be picketing the Golden Globe Awards," it read.
The guild statement expressed "great respect and admiration" for the Hollywood Foreign Press, but added that "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."