SAG Not Giving In To AFTRA! (UPDATED!)
Updated on December 11:
Still at an impasse, the SAG has just announced that they will take a vote on whether or not to strike against the AMPTP on January 2. More than 100,000 members will have the option to vote and all votes will be tallied up on January 23. Though the Golden Globe Awards won’t be affected by this, this year’s Oscars very well could be! Guild President Alan Rosenberg commented that this is a last resort, but should approval come by 75 percent of the votes, this timeframe of a strike will be a big blow to all – given the current award schedules. Stay tuned, as Soaps.com will keep you posted on all the late breaking developments!
Previously Reported on November 24:
Working without a contract since June, and now at a deadlock in negotiations between itself and the studios, the SAG just announced that they’ll take a vote amongst its 120,000 members to authorization a strike. Apparently, after a two-day mediation, neither side could agree how the actors should be paid for any and all Internet distributed work. Though everyone wants a contract that is fair to all, given the struggling economy we have to wonder how many will be willing to walk away from everything at this point. Soaps.com will keep you posted as this story develops.
Previously Reported on July 12, 2008
Although it was rumored that the SAG denied the AMPTP’s final offer, the SAG has just released a statement saying that this is not the case. They have made a counter proposal, to include some of the AMPTP’s proposals and those of their own. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted on any new developments!
Previously Reported on July 1, 2008:
The Screen Actors Guild has just announced their plans to look over what the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers have labeled as their final offer. With the previous contract between the two parties having expired at 12:01 AM this morning, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, the SAG has instructed its members to continue working as they review the 43-page proposal, which promises $250 million in extra compensation to the SAG and its members, major economic gains and inventive new media rights for all performers. Both parties will come together on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 2:00 PM to discuss the contract. Stay tuned as Soaps.com will keep you posted on all the latest surrounding this developing story!
Previously Reported on June 9, 2008:
Although we reported back on May 29, 2008 that the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) and the (AFTRA) (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) reached a tentative agreement, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is not taking matters lying down!
The SAG has recently begun campaigning amongst its 44,000 members in an attempt to overpower the ratification of the AFTRA’s primetime deal! In fact, last Friday, June 6, 2008, the SAG stood their ground and voted 13-10, which led to the AFTRA to threaten the Guild with a ‘court’ appearance as punishment for meddling in its internal affairs!
While the two parties continued to hold negotiation meetings, the AFTRA was not pleased to witness the SAG’s solidarity rally taking place at the same time, which most took to be an anti-AFTRA rally.
With the contract between the SAG and the AFTRA ending in three weeks, the SAG is shooting for a better contract for all actors involved, which center around areas such as DVDs, new-media pay, product integration and mileage pay.
This won’t appear to affect any of our daytime soaps, but as always, Soaps.com will keep you posted should any new developments come to light! we wish both parties the best and hope that they can reach an agreement soon!