Wednesday January 9, 2008 4:16 pm
Academy Says Oscars Won’t Change
It seemed like a fairly simple issue to resolve. It looked pretty cut-and-dry. But that was back in November, when the Writers Guild first went on strike. More than two months later, the picture is much more grim.
Now, LA businesses are out $1 billion and stand to lose another $80 million when the Golden Globes don’t go forward as planned. Now, the strike is affecting more than House, 24, and all those others. Now, it’s cutting into the award shows.
But, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn’t going down that easily. Scheduled for Feb. 24, a spokesperson for the Oscars said things are being planned and arranged as they traditionally have been in the past - and that the show will go on with or without writers. Meanwhile, the Guild has denied the use of film clips and past Academy Award broadcasts, and says no writers will work the event. Should this show also be canceled, LA will lose an estimated $130 million more in revenue.
Read More | E! Online
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