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SAG, studios finally reach a deal

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 17th 2009 10:13PM
Screen Actors GuildIt's been so long that we've heard anything about a possible actors strike that I kinda forgot all about it. Now it looks like we don't have to worry about it.

The Screen Actors Guild has made a tentative deal with producers and studios, so there will be no crazy interruption/chaos in our TV entertainment choices like we saw with the writers strike last year (remember that? Wasn't that fun?). The two major sticking points were compensation for new media (DVDs, online, etc) and when the contract would end. The two-year deal will be finalized this Sunday when the 71 member national board meets and votes on it. I'm sure a lot of members won't like the new contract but only half of the members have to vote for it to pass.

So if you've been worrying about a possible strike, you can exhale now. And get to work worrying about whether or not your favorite show will make it to the fall.

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Jeff N.

I am glad they are about to settle and get this whole thing behind them. It would of been a disaster for SAG to strike.

April 18 2009 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff N.

Ys, I worry that strong TV dramas will soon be history. There are a few decent sitcoms but the Networks are getting cheap.

April 18 2009 at 2:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

Everyone knew there wouldn't be another strike - that said, I could care less at this point. Netwoks have canned so many great shows and replaced them with low budget filler or 90's style basic cable reality shows that it doesn't much matter anymore.

It's sad to watch the once proud networks shovel out worse and worse shows in the past five years...and younger people don't have the strong connection to the tube that Gen X, Y and Baby Boomers do - so I guess the quality of programming will just continue to spiral to hell.

April 17 2009 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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