WGA and SAG on the Golden Globes: Not bloody likely


The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) issued the following statement regarding the
Golden Globe Awards:

“Dick Clark Productions is a struck company. As previously announced, the Writers Guild will be picketing the Golden Globe Awards.

“The WGA has great
respect and admiration for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but 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 talent community.”

Not 15 minutes after the WGA’s Golden Globes announcement, SAG president Alan Rosenberg weighed in with his own take.

Screen Actors Guild is continuing its outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees. Unless and until there is an agreement between the WGA and HFPA, we will advise our members of their rights with respect to not crossing WGA picket lines and/or not appearing on programs using non-union writers. Screen Actors Guild is holding a meeting with Golden Globe actor nominees later this week regarding these issues.

“Screen Actors Guild members will be happy to appear on projects using WGA writers, and we will continue to support the WGA in every way possible in its efforts to achieve a fair contract.”

UPDATE REDUX: We asked NBC for comment; the response? “NBC has no comment.”