Here’s the latest news over the transom, about one of the remaining “major award shows:”
Union might keep writers from Grammys
By SOLVEJ SCHOU
LOS ANGELES – The striking Hollywood writers guild likely will bar its members from working on next month’s Grammys telecast, a union spokesman said Tuesday.
Grammy organizers have yet to ask for a waiver allowing writers to work on the show — and if requested, “it is unlikely to be granted,” Writers Guild of America spokesman Gregg Mitchell said.
The Recording Academy said it did not have an immediate comment.
More can be read at the link.
But meanwhile, we also received a press release from the Academy, announcing details about the upcoming Governor’s ball! Nary a fluttered eyelash about the “life during wartime” aspects to this ceremony:
Beverly Hills, CA – For the 19th consecutive year, special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the celebration following the 80th Academy AwardsR presentation on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
Cecchetto, along with her Sequoia Productions team, will work with Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs to manage every detail pertaining to the event, including decor, entertainment, food and personnel.
“Our challenge is to create something thematically unique and visionary for the Governors Ball, while continuing the tradition of glamour and elegance,” said Cecchetto.
Well, there’s more — the show must go on, etc. — but you get the drift. Unique and visionary? Hey, AMPTP, how about a settlement!?