Hollywood striking writers said Friday they will not picket the Golden Globe Awards after the organizers of the event announced it will take control from TV network NBC and will instead, have the live event broadcast to all media.
The Writers Guild of America issued a brief statement confirming the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - an organization of journalists who cover the U.S. film industry- would not protest outside the news conference where winners will be announced.
Under the new arrangement, there will be no restrictions placed on media outlets covering the press conference, the HFDA said in a brief statement.
The association announced the expanded media access earlier in the day, marking a reversal of NBC's intent to cover the strike-affected event exclusively for television.
The Golden Globe Awards is notorious as one of Hollywood's most extravagant TV awards shows reaching more than 20 million viewers. The show acts as a key indicator of what movies may have a winning chance in February's Oscars, the world's top movie awards.
Members of the Writers Guild of America have been striking since November 5 forced the 65th annual Golden Globes ceremony to be canceled. The show said it would instead hold a news conference on the same day to announce the winners. The WGA launched its strike after a contract dispute with major studios on how writers should be paid for work distributed on the Internet.