SAG Strike Appears to Have Struck Out

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By Tina Dupuy Comment

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There was a 30-hour marathon meeting and lots of drama (hmf actors) according to most news sources. Words like ‘peril’ and ‘justice’ were undoubtedly thrown around. Moments that would have made for perfect close-ups and cut-aways – lost forever because of the fact that the negotiations weren’t actually a movie.

Anyway, the strike looks like it won’t happen. But our favorite paragraph – that basically sums up the whole episode – the perfect synopsis – if you will – was penned by LAT’s Richard Verrier:

A combination of infighting at the Screen Actors Guild, miscalculations by the union’s leadership and an unforeseen deterioration of the nation’s economy turned what might have been a facile resolution on a new contract with the major studios into a no-win situation that has left SAG grasping for a face-saving measure.

That’s some good writin’. Read the whole piece here.

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