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SAG Strike Eminent... Two Years from Now

IMDB has a nugget about an upcoming SAG strike. Actually, it is about the studios getting ready to deal with a strike that will occur when the most recently agreed to deal expires, in two years. The article is full of chest thumping from representatives from both the studios and the union, but it doesn't tell you that much. It does quote a University of Texas professor who notes that it is probably the beginning of a period of management squabbles in the film industry.

It is a shame that this sort of fight is going to start in the industry. Studios will point to rising cost of acting talent. The problem is that they will be pointing at A-listers, in their multi-million dollar deals, who truly are screwing up the industry. However they will not bear the brunt of the screwjob, it will be the paycheck's of actors and actresses playing "Man 1" and "Girl in the Park" who the studios will be tying to reign in. Meanwhile the studios will continue to give in to A-listers while chasing big box office numbers instead of profits. Bottom line, this isn't going to make actors, or audiences happy.--Terrence Ryan


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