Skip to comments.SAG rejects producers' 'final' offer
Posted on 07/10/2008 7:56:48 PM PDT by hole_n_one
LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- A group of Hollywood TV and film producers said the Screen Actors Guild declined to accept its final offer for a new contract Thursday.
"Today's meeting demonstrated that SAG's Membership First contingent unreasonably expects to obtain more in these negotiations than directors, writers and other actors obtained during their negotiations," the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said in a statement Thursday.
AMPTP said its final offer included more than $250 million in additional compensation, important new media rights and protection for pension and health benefits.
"The refusal of SAG's Hollywood leadership to accept this offer is the latest in a series of actions by SAG leaders that, in our opinion, puts labor peace at risk," the producers said. "SAG's Hollywood leaders have already pursued a time-consuming, divisive, costly, and unsuccessful anti-(American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) campaign. Any further delay in reaching a reasonable and comprehensive agreement does a disservice to the thousands of working people of our industry who are already being seriously harmed by the ever worsening de facto strike."
AMPTP urged SAG's Hollywood leaders to put its final offer to SAG members for ratification.
"The last thing we need is a long, hot summer of labor strife that puts even more pressure on a badly struggling economy and deprives audiences of the entertainment they clearly desire in such difficult times," the producers said.
I thought they were the Film Actors Guild?
oh yeah we’re doomed if these people never work again.
We ought to be offering them some moral support, ya know?
“Nice job, F.A.G.!”
Ut, oh. Get ready for even more “reality” shows.
Heh...I saw the new “Get Smart” movie a few weeks ago, and at some point one of the evil bad guy characters laments their plan will cause the death of the Hollywood actors....
The top bad guys says “Yes. What WILL we do without their razor sharp political opinions?”
I loved it. The face, the tone of voice...it was perfect. Worth the price of admission...:)
ping, (I just wanted the Gif) :^)
It was said that it was a smear Bush fiesta. I haven’t seen it.
Correct. Even though I live in the heart of Hollywood, I have contempt for these overpaid MF’s.
2 weeks ago, I walked past a casting network office near my place. I spoke to an “actor wanna be” who couldn;t get an audition. He later explained that he didn’t want to join SAG because of the fees involved, and because he’s a newbie and “poor”, why does he have to pay this X amt of $$$? (which made sense). The rule says that you can only (accdg to my interpretation) do “acting” jobs w/o SAG permission 3 times in the industry.
That office near my place is run like a prisonyard. A true prick who drives a Kerry Edwards sticker...typical.
It really wasn’t, and I look for that stuff. I saw it as a conservative and loved it, my wife who is somewhat apolitical loved it, and my liberal brother loved it...:)
They make a few jabs, but that comment made it all worthwhile...oh, the contempt...:)
How about the entertainment we are paying for?!
I am sick and tired of the so-called entertainment industry's mediocre to no product which I have to pay for several times over through satellite fees, commercials, etc. As far as I am concerned, the whole industry can strike and starve.
Go ahead. Strike. I shall find my entertainment elsewhere.
SAG, you are doing just what I would want you to do. You are stupid liberals, hurting stupid liberals, who would only have brought out more liberal crud for the world to hate America all the more.
Please help bankrupt Hollywood. Please.
Oh crap. Not another strike. Geez...
Yeah. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. I wonder if these numbskulls realize just how many people got USED to not watching TV or going to their lousy movies during the LAST strike.
Kinda reminds me of one of the baseball strikes, where the teams brought up the minor league players... and STILL filled the stands. Turns out people wanted to see baseball... not necessarily the “star” players.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I saw something on the news last night about SAG trying strong arm and attempt a hostile takeover of AFTRA. SAG are the crybabies and tantrum throwers of Hollywood. Its filled with liberal actors who think they are part of some holy movement every time someone gets pissed at the money people. They don’t take scabs lightly, if you cross the line during a strike, you will never work in Hollywood again, guaranteed.
I was one of those people...just did not care about any of those shows when they came back....
What is going on in Hollywood right now is a circular firing squad taking place aboard the deck of the sinking Titanic. The dumb asses don't even see it.
Now you’ve done it! You’ll upset those who love the Hollyweird teat.
For a non union actor to work a SAG show, he/she will be Taft-Hartley’d when he gets the part. After that, he’ll be a “must join” and will have to go down to SAG and pay his dues. SAG shows don’t like to cast non union actors because most times a fine is given to the Production Office because a non SAG actor was hired. There’s a form that has to be filled out and sent to SAG explaining why you cast the non union actor over a union actor. A non union AFTRA actor can work and get paid up to his first 30 days. After that, dues are withheld from his paycheck. Of course, the rules may have changes since I was in the business.
Which casting office is near your home?
Kinda reminds me of one of the baseball strikes, where the teams brought up the minor league players... and STILL filled the stands. Turns out people wanted to see baseball... not necessarily the star players.Reminds me of when the Dallas Cowboy went on strike and called in the scabs... and the scabs were better!!! :D
What is going on in Hollywood right now is a circular firing squad taking place aboard the deck of the sinking Titanic.sink faster, PLEASE!!! BTW, it sickened me that they made such a dramatic event like the Titanic disaster into a romance... (even worse.. starring Decapitated (dicaprio))..
The union actors should receive all the proceeds from a film. They are the reason for the sales. There should be no ongoing proceeds to producers that do not totally acrue from the sweat and tears of the actors. Actors are not hamburger flippers or assembly line operators. Actors are personalities. </sarc>
That was the term I was looking for: Taft-Hartley. The Crossroads of the World is almost 2 blocks away from where I live. The office is Casting Networks. The parking lot is filled with Kerry-Edwards (yes, until now...stupid losers) and Obama stickers.
That’s what he said in Get Smart? I’ll watch it then!
Too bad there won;t be a Get Smart 2. Steve Carrel’s contract stipulates that if the opening weekend was $40 million, then a sequel is a go.
BUT, it made $39.5 so it’s a no go...