Just because there’s a DGA deal, it doesn’t mean the WGA isn’t curbing its enthusiasm for picketing and attention-getting demonstrations.
The WGA East announced a pair of events today — a get-together of 30 award winners next Tuesday to coincide with the announcement of Oscar nominations with the theme “Awards are nice but we’d rather the writers get a fair contract”; and a meeting with Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., the next day — complete with a mock debate.
Here are the two announcements —
New York is home to many award-winning writers, actors, producers, directors, and authors. On the day the 2008 Oscar nominations are announced, more than 30 award winners will get together in New York City to send a message to the industry: “Awards are nice, but we’d rather the writers get a fair contract.” They will be bringing their awards and their passions about the importance of writers and how the ongoing Writers Guild strike may affect the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.
More than 30 Oscar, Emmy, Pulitzer, Writers Guild, Humanitas, Obie, Tony, and Dramatist Award winners, including Blythe Danner (Emmy, Tony), Celeste Holm (Oscar), Marshall Brickman (Oscar), Tom Fontana (Emmy, Peabody, Edgar, WGA, Humanitas), Tony Kushner (Emmy, Humanitas, Obie, Tony, Pulitzer), Marsha Norman (Tony, Pulitzer), David Auburn (Tony), Rachel Axler (Emmy), David Black (WGA), Kevin Bleyer (Emmy), Mitchell Burgess (Emmy), Tom Casiello (Daytime Emmy), Laura Maria Censabella (Emmy), Kia Corthron (Edgar), Gina Gionfriddo (Obie), Bruce Graham (Humanitas), Robin Green (Emmy), Tina Howe American Academy of Arts and Letters, Obie), Charles Kipps (Emmy, Peabody, Humanitas, Edgar), Rob Kutner (Emmy), Warren Leight (Tony), Thomas Lennon (Oscar),David Lindsay-Abaire (Pulitzer), Melissa Salmons (Emmy, WGA), Ken Scarborough (Emmy), Steven Schwartz (representative on his behalf – Oscar), John Weidman (Emmy), Alan Zweibel (Emmy), and more.
WHEN AND WHERE:
16 Gramercy Park (at 20th Street)
12:00 PM Noon