Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Possible SAG Strike

While not directly related to Battlestar Galactica, this could cause some problems with the upcoming production in the next month or so:

SAG Members Authorize Strike Against Cable Producers
By James Hibberd
Screen Actors Guild members have voted to give union leaders authorization to call a strike during negotiations with basic cable producers. During the last week, SAG held negotiation caucuses with members in five cities-San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New York and Hollywood-where votes were taken to grant authorization for a strike. Exact vote tallies were not released.
"We will continue to fight for a fair contract," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement. "And, as is always the case, we hope to avoid any work interruption in pursuit of that equitable deal. … The Guild's negotiating team, both members and staff alike, will meet with producers with a renewed sense of pride and purpose."With a news blackout in effect, neither side would comment.
If a strike is called, SAG will force a work stoppage on shows such as "The Shield," "Battlestar Galactica" and "The Closer." SAG last held a strike in 2000, in a walkout against the advertising industry.
From TV Week


Peter von Frosta said...

If I remember correctly, BSG is produced in canada. So why should the strike affect BSG in any way?

Andrew said...

I think that it's just the guild, which probably hires actors who work in Canada as well.