Thursday, 1 May 2008

Not good

Things aren't looking too promising at the moment regarding the Screen Actors Guild's deal with the studios, as this Variety story points out. "With the SAG talks going nowhere fast, the majors have gone on the offensive by criticizing the guild's demands as unreasonable and unrealistic. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made the assertion at midday Wednesday in a negotiations update to members titled 'Setting the record straight' posted on the AMPTP website. Though the language was more measured and respectful than the harsh tone often employed by the majors during the writers strike, the AMPTP's message was clear: Unless SAG backs off its demands on DVD and new media soon, it can forget about a deal even if thesps go on strike." For Hollywood, dealing with the WGA walking out is one thing, but the actors. Enjoy the movies while we have them folks, because if this thing blows...

2 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

i love this. soon we can go back to a time when actors weren't looked upon with more respect than world leaders. we can go back to when the court jesters weren't crowned king just because they made us laugh.




me? bitter? just because i CHOSE to go into graphic design and not follow my life-long dream of being in the movies? naaaaah. that's not it...




though i don't exactly know what i'll do without LOST, HOUSE, NEW AMSTERDAM (please renew the series), and GREY'S ANATOMY...

Mark Salisbury said...

How was the recent double length Lost?