In a 1.7.08 story that is partly about the latest fluctuations between the WGA, NBC and the Golden Globe Awards (as well as the WGA-United Artists side-deal), N.Y. Times reporters Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply write that “frantic behind-the-scenes wrangling over the Globes continued [yesterday. Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, convened a conference call on Sunday to explore ways of salvaging the Golden Globes, according to people briefed on the matter. One conceivable situation might involve producing a completely staged show around film clips, and perhaps without an audience or stars.”
Forget it, Zucker! Just pull the plug and hang it up. You’re making it very difficult for hundreds of people who need to make plans regarding the Golden Globes (attendance, parties…dozens of contingencies) and are under loads of pressure because of this. There’s supposed to be some kind of formal announcement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sometime today.