WGAE President Michael Winship spoke to FOX Business Network on award-show waivers and the potential benefit in late-night hosts returning to work.
On whether writers will allow certain clips to be shown at the Golden Globes and Oscars:
“The answer is ‘no’. The Golden Globes asked us for a waiver for writers and we declined that waiver. The Oscars have asked us for a waiver on clips and we declined that waiver. They haven’t asked us yet for a waiver on writers so we’ll deal with that when it comes up. Plus, we’re asking folks who would be presenters normally on the show to go to their consciousness and, perhaps, not be a presenter.”
On the benefit of late night hosts going back to work:
“If they [the late-night shows] were to come back with their writers, they would be able to address our issues on the air just as they did before the strike began. The Letterman Show, the Daily Show – they were doing a lot of material about the writers’ strike and we would assume that if they were to come back they would be able to keep it topical, keep it light, keep it humorous but very much to our point.”
— Dana Harris