The Writers Guild of America says its members will be allowed to work for the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, despite uncertainties surrounding other awards shows because of the Hollywood writers strike. ...
The guild said in a statement Thursday that its members may work for the Spirit Awards because the show’s producers asked for permission before the strike began seven weeks ago.
The guild already has refused to participate in the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, which represent Hollywood’s biggest promotional showcases. Labor experts have said it’s an attempt by the guild to bring the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers back to the bargaining table and reach a favorable deal on issues that include compensation for digital media.
Producers of the People’s Choice Awards said Wednesday that they are revamping the format for their awards because of the strike. The ceremony typically airs live but this year will be taped for a Jan. 8 telecast on CBS.
The Spirit Awards will be presented Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards.