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NBC Will Not Televise Golden Globes, Ceremony Canceled

Posted on January 9, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s first big awards ceremony this year had the plug pulled on it, when NBC decided not to air its highly-rated Golden Globes, since there will be virtually no attendees of note. The scrapped program would be the first awards show to fall victim to the Writers Guild of America strike, and February's Academy Awards also could be in jeopardy.

“It will severely impact the companies with studio accounts, and there will be a trickle-down effect,” Y. Fray, owner and founder of Santa Monica, Ca.-based Eco-Limo, told LCT. “It will impact the smaller, farm-out companies.”

Fray’s company does not have accounts with the major studios, but like many chauffeured transportation operators, benefits from the secondary bookings.

“My business has slowed down a bit, but we don’t rely on Hollywood,” Fray said. “We specialize in anyone who wants to use a green transportation company.”

Fray said operators in Hollywood and New York also will be hurt by the cancellation of press junkets and publicity events due to the writers’ strike.

The WGA, as it has with almost all television shows and feature films, refused to allow its writers to work on the Globes and promised to picket the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the usually star-stuffed awards dinner is held.

Hours after the awards banquet was canceled, the organizers of many of the evening's swankiest Golden Globes parties — some of which cost $150,000 and more to put on — said they were canceling their celebrations too.

Organizers of the 80th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for Feb. 24, said they remained hopeful they could still produce a show as good as any of the preceding Oscars.

"We really think we can work out some sort of agreement that will allow us to do a traditional Academy Awards broadcast," said Bruce Davis, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' executive director. "We will not be resorting to the kind of expedients that the Golden Globes are resorting to. We can do the kind of show the public expects of us."

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

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