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Planners on Hold Ahead of Today's Expected Globes Announcement

While hordes of industry folks wait on official word—expected to come today—about the fate of the Golden Globes under the writers strike, planners we spoke to earlier today who are working on the week's big related events were resigned to a wait-and-see approach.

“Everything's on hold,” said Eileen Rivard, HBO's New York-based vice president of special events, who works on the network's annual party at the Beverly Hilton, when we spoke to her today. “It would be nice to know what's going on.” HBO's bash is among the most anticipated of the night.

NBC Universal's party was in a holding pattern as well. “The tent was supposed to be installed today, and then we got a call over the weekend and it was pushed back until tomorrow,” said Mark Yumkas of Angel City, the group that designs and produces the party. The load-in was on indefinite hold.

Only organizers behind gift suites—like In Style's and a suite sponsored by CVS and Access Hollywood—have told us decisively that they have no plans to pull the plug. Nonetheless, the landscape of the suites around town is likely to change in some way when official announcements come down regarding the state of the Globes. “If the telecast goes on, none of the talent go on, and none want to be seen at suites,” said Cara Kleinhaut, whose Caravents produces the event for In Style. “What [the planned suites] might do is reposition themselves as a chance to come by and look at jewelry and get a blowout. No press, not the usual media circus. But right now we're still on [as scheduled].”


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