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Grammys ask for a waiver

January 15, 2008 |  5:29 pm

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Today the producers of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards requested an interim agreement from the Writers Guild of America for the Feb. 10 telecast of the awards, according to a statement from The Recording Academy, which owns the Grammy Awards but does not produce the show.

In the statement, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow affirms that he met with WGA President Patric Verrone on Jan. 8 to discuss the awards. He reveals that producers Cossette Productions requested the waiver from the WGA, which would  allow WGA writers to participate, and ensure that the broadcast would not be picketed.

Read more at the Extended Play blog by Todd Martens:

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