Your primer to an issue in the news What? This year's Golden Globes ceremony - the annual film and TV awards regarded as second in prestige only to the Oscars - is to be scrapped and replaced with a news conference. Why? Because of the ongoing strike by writers over royalties. Hollywood actors have vowed to boycott the event in support of the writers. And without the actors, TV networks have threatened not to screen the awards. When? When did the writers start their strike? In November. Its members are in dispute over so-called 'residuals' - royalties for work distributed online or released on DVD. How? How has this affected Hollywood? The dispute has virtually halted the production of comedy and drama shows. Where? Where will the news conference be held? In Beverly Hills next Sunday, when the film and TV award-winners will be announced.