Saturday, November 22, 2008

If Hollywood Goes On Strike, Will Anyone Care?

When the writers went on strike, did you really miss any shows? Sure, it would have been nice to have 24 on last year, but outside of that, I didn't miss anything.

Well, now the Screen Actors Guild is threatening to strike. I say go ahead, enjoy oblivion.
The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed despite the help of a federal mediator.

The guild said it adjourned talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers shortly before 1 a.m. after two marathon sessions with federal mediator Juan Carlos Gonzalez.

SAG, representing more than 120,000 actors in movies, television and other media, said in a statement that it will launch a "full-scale education campaign in support of a strike authorization."

"We have already made difficult decisions and sacrifices in an attempt to reach agreement," the statement said. "Now it's time for SAG members to stand united and empower the national negotiating committee to bargain with the strength of a possible work stoppage behind them."

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