SAG says actors won't do Golden Globes

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SAG president Alan Rosenberg has announced that not one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe will attend the Jan. 13 ceremonies because of the WGA's plans to picket the event.
The Globes have been thrown into turmoil and uncertainty due to the WGA's refusal to grant a strike waiver to struck Globes producer Dick Clark Prods., which offered to accept the same terms as David Letterman's Worldwide Pants banner. Instead, the guild has said it will picket the Globes, skedded to air on NBC, which has become a prime target of the WGA's strike campaign in the past few weeks.

Rosenberg, who made the announcement Friday afternoon, has been a staunch supporter of the two-month strike.

"After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters," he said. "We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers."

In response, Dick Clark Prods. issued this statement: "Dick Clark Productions has reached out to the WGA on numerous occasions, from the very beginning of the WGA strike, and offered to enter into an interim agreement similar to the agreement reached by Worldwide Pants on behalf of the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the "Golden Globe Awards" -- as well as all of our other programs. We are disappointed that the WGA has refused to bargain with us in good faith. It is apparent that we are being treated differently from similarly situated production companies.

"Dick Clark Productions is an independent production company that is not a member of the AMPTP and which has not authorized the AMPTP to represent it in the 2007 WGA negotiations. We support the WGA in their efforts on behalf of writers and hope that they will reconsider their position with regard to negotiating an interim agreement with us."

On Friday, at a Los Angeles meeting with actors' reps, Rosenberg passed along the WGA's wish that actors also not attend the Broadcast Film Critics' Critics Choice Awards Monday night, even though the event will not be picketed and will be broadcast by VH1. The event is not under a union contract, so the WGA cannot officially call for a boycott.

Earlier Friday, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Jorge Camara issued this statement: "The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been placed in an extremely difficult position with the ongoing Writers Guild strike. We are making every effort to work out a solution that will permit the Golden Globes to take place with the creative community present to participate. We hope to announce a resolution to this unfortunate predicament on Monday."

WGA West president Patric Verrone also issued a response praising SAG and blaming the mega-congloms for throwing the kudos season into confusion.

"We are grateful to our brothers and sisters in SAG for their continued solidarity and support," Verrone said. "The entire awards show season is being put in jeopardy by the intransigence of a few big media corporations. We urge the conglomerates to return to the bargaining table they abandoned and negotiate a fair and reasonable deal with writers to put this town back to work."

A group of top publicity firms echoed SAG's concerns in a letter to NBC Universal president and CEO Jeff Zucker sent Friday afternoon.

"After much discussion with our clients, we have concluded the vast majority of the talent we represent are not comfortable crossing a picket line. Our clients are extremely grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and would love the opportunity to be recognized for their work, but will only do so in the event NBC/Dick Clark Productions reaches an interim agreement with the WGA for the Golden Globes."

Talks between the WGA and the AMPTP collapsed on Dec. 7 after the majors insisted the guild remove six proposals from the table as a condition of continued bargaining. No new talks have been set; the Directors Guild of America may start their talks with the AMPTP soon.

Rosenberg also announced SAG is urging its members to appear on the two Worldwide Pants shows that have waiver deals with the WGA -- "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" -- but indicated they should avoid other shows. That would include "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," although Rosenberg did not specify any other show by name.

"Actors who are asked to appear on the struck network talk shows will have to cross WGA picket lines, creating the same situation that has led to the consensus among actors to skip the golden Globes," Rosenberg said. "As I have said since this strike began on November 5th, we must stand united with our brothers and sisters at the WGA."
 

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This sucks. The Golden Globes are the only ones that serve liquor and you always get a few winners who are totally soused.
 

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They should get regular people to come in and just accept the awards. Don't even acknowledge that it's not actually the winner themselves. Just have them go up and accept the award, make a speech, and go about it as if nothing is different. That would be hilarious.
 

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They should get regular people to come in and just accept the awards. Don't even acknowledge that it's not actually the winner themselves. Just have them go up and accept the award, make a speech, and go about it as if nothing is different. That would be hilarious.
That WOULD be hilarious.




Which means that they won't do it.
 

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They should get regular people to come in and just accept the awards. Don't even acknowledge that it's not actually the winner themselves. Just have them go up and accept the award, make a speech, and go about it as if nothing is different. That would be hilarious.
Fezzie's had practice with R&F's awards. Let him do it.
 

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Dick Clark himself has released a statement regarding WGA's planned picket of the Golden Globes:

Dick Clark said:
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Of course here's NBC's lame response, of course it's the WGA's fault. The WGA won't give DCP a waiver, waa waa waa. Of course DCP won't cover writers on their reality shows, you stupid NBC dipshits so why should they get a waiver for one of the few shows that they do work with unions? NBC says "the WGA won't work with us or DCP" yet NBC/Universal was one of the main groups who walked out on December 7th? Why won't NBC sit back down with the WGA? Why don't they step up to the plate, be like United Artists break away from the AMPTP and agree to the WGA terms? Then they can have their stupid award show, which is a sham anyway.

Meanwhile, here is NBC's response to that letter sent from major Hollywood publicity firms informing Jeff Zucker that "the vast majority" of the actors, writers and directors nominated for 2008 Golden Globes "are not comfortable crossing a picket line":

Jeff Zucker has asked that I respond to your e-mail to him of earlier today.

NBC shares your desire to see your clients recognized for their work and talent. We agree that an interim agreement between dick clark productions, inc. ("dcp") and the WGA would be in the best interest of all involved, including your clients, the WGA and its members, and certainly the viewing public. In fact, dick clark productions has attempted to do precisely what you suggest: it has tried to obtain an interim agreement with the WGA on the exact terms and conditions upon which the WGA entered into an interim agreement with Worldwide Pants just last week. Unfortunately, the WGA has refused to enter into or even negotiate over such an interim agreement with dcp.

Perhaps your clients could request that the WGA come to the table to negotiate and enter into an interim agreement with dcp on the same terms to which it was willing to agree in dealing with Worldwide Pants. As I noted, NBC understands that dcp has already proposed and stands prepared to accept such an interim agreement. If the WGA will not concede to this reasonable request, then we would ask that your clients reconsider their position and attend this year's Golden Globe Awards presentation as planned.

Very truly yours,
James M. Lichtman
Senior Vice President, Litigation
NBC Universal Television Group
 

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I'd actually watch if they had regular people accept the awards. But who is going to film the show, rig the lights and all of that crap? Are those unions crossing the line to work on the show?

Once again, the union is going to look bad here.
 

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This could be nice, a 10 minute credit crawl with just a list of the winners instead of the 4 hour cuntfest it usually is.

Although I really like Hoag's idea better. It'd fit right in with the reality shows that will be crammed down our throats while this strike stays it's course. But they don't have the balls for that either.
 

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Now the WGA says they wont picket the GG if it's not televised by NBC, but Cuntface Zucker is saying GG can't have an award show that isnt broadcast. WTF are they doing. An agreement is going to be reached eventually. BOTH side will have t work together again. Zucker is really playing this shit hardcore.
 

MJMANDALAY

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They should get regular people to come in and just accept the awards. Don't even acknowledge that it's not actually the winner themselves. Just have them go up and accept the award, make a speech, and go about it as if nothing is different. That would be hilarious.
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Aww, what a shame that the Hollywood elite wont get yet another self congratulatory awards show.
 

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Dick Clark himself has released a statement regarding WGA's planned picket of the Golden Globes:


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Originally Posted by Dick Clark
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