Writers Guild Members Talk Next Moves

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Writers Guild Members Talk Next Moves

Shortly after the Academy Award nominations were announced, nearly 40 award-winning writers -- with many toting their actual Oscar, Emmy and Tony awards – gathered in Manhattan Tuesday for a press conference in support of the Writers Guild of America.

Writer Tom Fontana, an Emmy winner for St. Elsewhere and Homicide, cautioned striking writers not to rush into a deal with movie and TV studios just because the Directors Guild of America reached a pact with the producers last week.

Writer Marshall Brickman, Academy Award winner for Annie Hall, joked that the strike will end before the Academy Awards on Feb. 24 because "the wives of all the guys who own the companies that own the studios have already bought their gowns."

Clutching their awards at a WGA press conference [left to right, bottom]: Emmy and Tony winner Blythe Danner; Oscar winner Marshall Brickman; Oscar winner Celeste Holm; and Tom Fontana, winner of an Emmy for Homicide: Life on the Street and St. Elsewhere.

At a WGA press conference Tuesday [left to right, front bottom row], Actress Blythe Danner, winner of two Emmys for Huff and a Tony for Butterflies Are Free; writer Marshall Brickman, an Oscar winner for Annie Hall; and Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm.

Actress Blythe Danner speaks at a WGA press conference where awards winners -- recipients of Oscars, Emmys and other accolades -- showed their support for the writers’ strike, which has entered its 12th week.

Actress Blythe Danner, a winner of two Emmys for Huff and a Tony for Butterflies Are Free, voiced her support for the WGA strike against TV and film studios during a press conference in Manhattan.

WGA East president Michael Winship and WGA member and writer Tom Fontana, an Emmy winner for St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Tony Gilroy, who received an Oscar nomination Tuesday for best director and best original screenplay for Michael Clayton, hours later was speaking in support of the WGA strike.

WGA East president Michael Winship vowed that his union will boycott and picket the Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 24 if the strike continues.

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