Writers Guild Rejects Waiver Requests

From Variety:
The Writers Guild of America has turned down requests for waivers for Oscars and the Golden Globes.

WGA West president Patric Verrone rejected the requests Monday, due to the guild's seven-week strike against studios and networks.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had asked for permission from the WGA for use of clips during the Feb. 24 Oscar telecast. Dick Clark Prods. and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had requested a waiver to allow writers to work on the Jan. 13 awards show.

This could be very bad news for the awards shows if no settlement is reached by then. An awards show without writers could be a train wreck of epic proportions...and this is Oscar's 80th anniversary.


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