SAG President: Actors Won't Attend Golden Globes
January 4, 2008 2:55 PM
Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg has just released a statement driving home the point that most actors will indeed refuse to cross a writers picket line to attend the Golden Globes: "After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters. We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers.
"We have also been asked about our position regarding network talk shows," Mr. Rosenberg added. "We urge our members to appear on the two programs that have independent agreements with the WGA, 'The Late Show With David Letterman' and 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.' However, actors who are asked to appear on the struck network talk shows will have to cross WGA picket lines, creating the same situation that has led to the consensus among actors to skip the Golden Globes."