| Dec 20, 2007
With no talks scheduled with Hollywood's major studios, the Writers Guild of America has begun negotiating with several small independent television and movie production companies on new employment agreements, John Bowman, the union's chief negotiator,...
| Jan 8, 2008
Hollywood's awards season locomotive was derailed Monday when NBC pulled the plug on its highly rated Golden Globes, choosing not to broadcast on Sunday what promised to be a virtually celebrity-free ceremony.
The scrapped program would be the first...
| Jan 11, 2008
At the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, quiet tension replaced the buoyant anticipation that usually precedes the Golden Globes. There were no guests checking in, but a team of front-desk clerks tried to look busy anyway. Somewhere in the building,...
| Jan 11, 2008
Five out of the six Directors Guild of America feature film nominees -- Joel and Ethan Coen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Sean Penn and Tony Gilroy -- were also nominated Thursday for Writers Guild of America awards for their screenplays.
The Coen brothers...
| Jan 13, 2008
2008-01-13 17:07:06.0 Choire Sicha: Looks like we're slowly easing into this thing--we should have our act together in mere moments. Anyway! For those not near a T.V., there wasn't much to miss--although I had no idea that William Shatner was 76? And that...
| Jan 16, 2008
After watching the Golden Globes gala implode last weekend in the face of the Writers Guild of America strike, the organizers of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards began a campaign Tuesday to preserve their Feb. 10 show.
The American Federation of Musicians,...
| Jan 21, 2008
As a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., I can tell you it gets tiring reading derogatory commentary on the group, as in Sharon Waxman's Op-Ed article. I feel compelled to put the record straight.
Waxman implies that the association is...
| Jan 20, 2008
| 4:41 PM
WHEN NBC's Golden Globes telecast devolved into a fiasco earlier this month, with ratings skidding more than 70%, it seemed to hammer home the conventional wisdom about the writers strike.
The strike by the Writers Guild of America, you'll recall, was...
| Jan 21, 2008
| 5:41 PM
To: Writers Guild of America, West President Patric Verrone
From: Patrick Goldstein
Well, when it rains, it really pours, huh? It's been hard to get you on the phone, but I can imagine you've been a little overwhelmed these last few days,...
| Jan 23, 2008
Hollywood's striking writers, signaling a possible thaw in the 3-month-old labor dispute, have agreed to drop two demands that studios have long viewed as non-starters.
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America told top studio chiefs during a meeting...
| Jan 26, 2008
With the Academy Awards ceremony in doubt because of the writers strike, sighting movie stars on the red carpet is becoming an endangered sport.
Organizers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival -- which started Thursday and continues through...