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Screen Actors Guild power shifts

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

Dissidents have won control of the Screen Actors Guild’s national board in a surprise result that heightens the chances of an end to the guild’s contract stalemate with the major studios.



Screen Actors Guild polling members

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The SAG circular doesn’t constitute an official strike authorization vote — even though it contains a polling card that asks members to “continue to fight for a fair deal” or sign on to accept the final offer from the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. “We need your guidance,” SAG notes on the card. “Tell us what you think.”



SAG leaders reject majors’ offer

Aug 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The Screen Actors Guild, which has insisted it deserves a sweeter deal than the other guilds, had no official statement at deadline. The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers responded with frustration, tweaking SAG for having its members continue to work under terms of the expired contract. The AMPTP made its final offer to SAG on June 30, the day the previous contract expired, and have stressed repeatedly that they’re done negotiating.



SAG insists it’s still talking to majors

Aug 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The Screen Actors Guild continues to insist that it’s still engaged in contract talks with the major studios. However, the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers has denied these assertions. “Negotiations concluded when the producers presented their final offer on June 30, 2008,” the AMPTP said.



SAG party backs national board

Jul 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment

The Unite for Strength faction, which is trying to displace the Screen Actors Guild’s current board, also said in a statement that it supported the original goals of SAG’s negotiating committee. The current board voted unanimously over the weekend to reject the new-media provisions in the offer from the major studios.