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Post by carrie3101 on Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:28 pm

I'm not sure how much 'Brothers and Sisters' will be affected by the ongoing strike drama, but it seems like we may have another strike on our hands. If the show will be affected much is debatable, since the show is on hiatus in July anyway, which is when all this stuff is expected to go down. Anyway, I know next to nothing about all this stuff, so I may have misinterpreted this article:

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From Variety.com


Paralysis is fast setting in. Just as the scripted TV biz was
starting to get out from under the upheaval caused by the writers
strike, the threat of a work stoppage by actors has studios and nets
making contingency plans for the upcoming season.The majors are putting the brakes on production starts for features and TV pilots for fear that the Screen Actors Guild will call a strike following the June 30 expiration date of its feature-primetime deal.


For now, the landscape's already unsettled in TV - although, in an
unintended result of the writers strike, the work stoppage may have
helped the nets' contingency plans for a potential SAG strike. That's
because some shows weren't brought back in midseason, giving the nets
and studios a jump on fall.As a result, skeins like NBC's
"Heroes" and ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" were able to start shooting in
early May. Several procedural dramas barely took a break before firing
things back up in May, including "CSI," "Without a Trace" and "Cold
Case." Other shows that never really shut down or didn't power down
cameras for long include "House," "ER," "Brothers & Sisters,"
"Chuck" and "Law & Order." CBS comedy tentpole "Two and a Half
Men," resumed production on Monday, as did the net's "The Big Bang
Theory."

Negotiations between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture &
Television Producers entered their 31st day Monday with neither side
commenting, though people close to the bargaining stress that progress
has been elusive. Talks are expected to resume today.AFTRA ballots should be hitting member mailboxes this week. High-profile members endorsing the deal include James Cromwell, Jane Curtin and Sally Field; in addition, AFTRA's been sending automated phone calls to members with Cromwell urging a yes vote.

If anyone can shed some light about exactly what we can expect, please do post...ANOTHER strike? Say it ain't so, LOL!


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Re: The SAG Strike Saga

Post by scorpiodrake on Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:46 pm

I don't know much about it but I think it depends if they strike and for how long cause if the strike while shows should be in production the actors on B&S will be on the picket line cause primetime and movies fall under SAG union. If it's awhile it's going to be just like the writers strike. My understanding is usually shows have summer hiatus and are usually back filming in August for Sept premieres but it seems like shows filmed over May and June so depending on how long the strike goes that's how many episodes film. Let's hope there is no strike and that if it does occur it's over quickly.

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Post by carrie3101 on Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:16 pm

Update from nypost.com


The head of the Screen Actors Guild doesn't want to hear the s-word as a deadline for contract expiration looms.

"We have taken no steps to initiate a strike authorization vote by the members of Screen Actors Guild," Union President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement Sunday. "Any talk about a strike or a management lockout at this point is simply a distraction."

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has taken out an advertisement in trade publications calling a strike "harmful and unnecessary." Citing $2.8 billion in lost wages, the ad says "We've completed four equitable and forward-thinking labor agreements. Let's get the fifth done."

Seems like they're determined not to strike, let's hope it stays this way Smile Deadline is today or tomorrow, I think.
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Post by Cheeky_Monkey on Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:11 pm

god these blooming guilds like to strike a lot
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Post by Hannah on Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:02 pm

It's looking less likely now! And may I be the first to say thank goodness!

http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TVGuide-News-Blog/Todays-News/Sag-Strike-Watch/800042865
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Post by carrie3101 on Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:53 pm

Yeah, this is definitely a good thing. Another strike would be awful for the entire industry. Since SAG requires a large percentage of the actors to approve the strike, it is unlikely. Too many people are still hurting from the writer's strike. I read today that 80% of all actors in Hollywood make less than five grand a year. There are lots of people that just can't afford it.
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Post by SailorFireball on Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:19 pm

Yeah, I think it would have to get pretty bad before the actors would strike. There are alot of struggling actors out there that definitely don't want it to happen.
I wouldn't worry too much, strike's are, actually, pretty rare. I think the last actor's strike was in the early '80s. And that may, actually, be the only time they've striked.
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