Even if the Writers' Strike doesn't end soon — fingers crossed, Buzz says it could potentially end this week — Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs is confident that the Oscars will happen and that the ball will go on. While at the Governors Ball preview, I was able to sit down and chat with Cheryl. When asked about the Writers' Strike she said:
The Oscars will happen and the ball will go on . . . What we all wish is that there's a resolution to this conflict, that there's a win-win for as many people as possible, and that Hollywood can get back to work.
I have to say, I definitely admire her positive outlook. I imagine that staying positive is the only way to deal with the situation. After all, with over 1,000 people needed to pull off the event, six months of planning and organizing, two weeks of preparty decorating, and tons and tons of money spent, it would be devastating to think otherwise. Could you imagine planning a party that might not happen?
To see what she has to say about pulling off such a big event during a high-stress time in the industry, read more