Can we get this over already…?
Hollywood’s striking writers have now been given the green light to work on the Grammy Awards. Last week, (WGA) Writers Guild of America union bosses announced they did not plan to ask members to protest outside the event. Neverthelss on Monday, the WGA said members signed an “interim agreement” to work on the Feb. 10 event. A WGA statement read: “Professional musicians face many of the same issues that we do concerning fair compensation for the use of their work in new media.” The statement adds that it made the decision “in the interest of advancing our goal of achieving a fair contract.” Acts such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, 50 Cent and Jon Bon Jovi had threatened to boycott the ceremony in support of the Hollywood writers strike. Grammy organizers The Recording Academy says it was “gratified” to reach the deal. Neil Portnow, Recording Academy president and chief executive says, “Having our talented writers on the team further ensures the highest level of creativity and innovation.”