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Actor’s Strike: Hope For The Best, Plan For The Worst

June 24, 2008

Talks between the Screen Actors Guild and the studios have not improved.  It’s a stalemate and even though we are all hoping they will kiss and make up by the June 30 expiration of SAG's current contract, networks are starting to brace for the worst. But the sky isn't falling just yet. AFTRA, the other actors union, is expected to ratify its own new deal on July 7. Once that happens, producers are expected to make a final offer to SAG. If rebuffed, the studios could proactively lock out SAG actors, saving themselves the "surprise" upset of a midseason strike.  Read More