Studio Suspends Office, 30 Rock Actors

nbcstars Studio Suspends Office, 30 Rock ActorsProducer Universal Media Studios is suspending regulars on NBC’s Bionic Woman, The Office and 30 Rock. Actors will be on half-pay for five weeks, citing the force majeure provisions in their Screen Actors Guild contracts.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

While deals with actors allow for the force majeure — or "greater force" — option right after production is suspended, such a contract clause could be invoked for writers very soon if the strike continues. Most writers’ production deals trigger the termination clause four to six weeks into a stoppage, but in some, the cushion is said to be only two weeks.

That means that as of Monday, studios could start terminating their overall pacts with writers.