At the weekend’s guild prizes, the only surprise was surprise’s absence. Those who hoped for a pitched Oscar battle surely groaned when The King’s Speech won the Directors Guild of America prize for its director, Tom Hooper (the prize is perhaps the most effective predictor of Oscar’s Best Picture category). And the Screen Read More
No, the Screen Actors Guild and the studios still haven’t come to an agreement on a new contract, which expired June 30. Now the New York chapter of S.A.G. is getting mighty feisty with their Los Angeles leaders about finding a solution, or else. Yesterday, they sent out a biting statement, stating that S.A.G. leaders Read More
Nope! The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers will continue to slug it out over a new contract, whether or not top board members change in an upcoming S.A.G. election.
On Tuesday, S.A.G. will be releasing an official list of candidates for new national board members and alternatives. Read More
Insurrectionists in the Screen Actors Guild! It seems a group of Hollywood actors are uniting against the guild leadership in an attempt to pry the reins from the current leadership.
Calling themselves Unite for Strength, they’ve launched a campaign and nominated 31 candidates to head up the governing board that is making contract negotiations Read More
The Screen Actors Guild and the big studios continue their cat fight over contract deals through letters and statements.
The Screen Actors Guild sent out a memo yesterday outlining exactly why they rejected the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers’ final contract offer, citing stinginess in pay and union jurisdiction for online productions.
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The Screen Actors Guild is none too happy with union brethren the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. AFTRA members accepted a three-year contract with Hollywood studios, while S.A.G. is still holding out for a better deal. Not only did the union snub S.A.G.’s demands, they also talked some trash.
The Read More
Variety reports that Hollywood is still on hold until the Screen Actors Guild and the studios make their decisions.
Meanwhile the magazine reports on an ad aimed at guild members published by S.A.G. in today’s Daily Variety: "Our industry does have a clear choice: a fair labor agreement for middle-class actors and Read More
Hollywood is preparing for impending doom! The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers’ contract expires on Monday. Studios are packing up their projects and tv shows are scrambling to finish shoots. Although there is no indication that a strike will definitely happen, everyone is bracing for the worst. “I Read More
Things aren’t looking good in Hollywood. A week from today, on June 30, the Screen Actors Guild’s contract will expire. And as Variety reported on Friday, it seems increasingly unlikely that a deal with producers will be struck by then. Anyway, time for S.A.G. to celebrate! The labor union Read More
Los Angeles “will continue to be preoccupied with the threat of Hollywood shutting down,” according to The New York Times’ Michael Cieply, who brings us an update today on the labor negotiations currently under way between producers and actors’ unions.
Yesterday, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists struck a three-year Read More