Monday, June 30, 2008

Screen Actors in "De Facto" Strike

Sag The AFP is reporting:

US production studios warned Monday that Hollywood's entertainment industry "is now in a de facto strike" after they presented a final offer to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) as a labor contract was set to expire at midnight.

"Our industry is now in a de facto strike, with film production virtually shut down and television production now seriously threatened," the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) said in a statement.

The AMPTP said it presented its "final offer" to SAG, the main union of US movie and television actors, on Monday after 42 days of negotiations on a new labor contract between the two sides.

Recall that there was recently a writers' strike, so this has the potential to be an active labor year in Hollywood.


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