WGA to write for Grammys


The WGA announced an interim agreement with the producers of the 50th Grammy Awards-adding to what it guaranteed last week during the new AMPTP negotiations–it will not picket the ceremony.

"Professional musicians face many of the same issues that we do concerning fair compensation for the use of their work in new media," WGA West president Patric Verrone. "In the interest of advancing our goal of achieving a fair contract, the WGAW board felt that this decision should be made on behalf our brothers and sisters in the American Federation of Musicians and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists."

Scripting for the show will be written under a WGA contract.

TVBR/RBR observation: This is very promising news. It shows both sides are changing their tone during these critical negotiations. The good will is flowing, and a new contract is likely to be had soon, at least under these friendly conditions. Fingers crossed!