SAG and AMPTP Still Negotiating
Posted on April 19, 2008The Screen Actors Guild and the major producers are still negotiating over a new contract: the current contract ends in June.
We're hopeful that the two actors' unions, SAG and AFTRA, will reach a deal and avoid a strike. The last thing anyone needs in Hollywood right now is another strike.The Screen Actors Guild and the majors have completed four days of bargaining with vague indications of progress as both sides remained cordial -- despite the tough issues facing negotiators. SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers issued a joint statement early Friday evening that said negotiations had concluded for the day and would resume Saturday.
Both sides have stressed that their primary concerns have to do with paying actors for work performed or re-used in new-media platforms. And SAG president Alan Rosenberg has emphasized that the new deal must take into account the unique concerns of actors.