Screen Actors Guild End Strike With Tenative New Hollywood Deal

April 18, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – After a year long battle between the Hollywood studios and the Screen Actors Guild, a new contract has finally been forged. However, the new terms seem to suggest that the strike was as ineffective as it was expensive.

Actors all over the country joined in with the fight again the studios, calling for higher pay, a percentage of advertising profits from shows streamed online, and an overall better deal, which the SAG was convinced they could provide.

Apparently, they were wrong.

After a strike that cost hundreds of thousands of actors a number of jobs, not to mention much needed pay, the deal that was finally settled on is not the shiny new contract that had been promised by union leaders. Instead it is the contract that was originally offered, not only to the SAG, but to the Hollywood writers who went on strike last year.

“Any leverage they had was weakened by their internal fighting and the overall economy. It was a strategy that failed on the [basis] of miscalculated leverage and power,” David Smith, an economist with Pepperdine University, explained in a recent interview with the LA Times.

Now the SAG has been left with a negative of $6 million in net worth, all of which can be traced back to this strike. And all for a 3.5% pay increase, and a small percentage of Internet funds, which could have been established months ago.


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2 Responses to “Screen Actors Guild End Strike With Tenative New Hollywood Deal”

  1. marsha on April 20th, 2009 7:35 am

    Shame on you. Shame on every last actor who chose to participate in the strike. At a time when the country’s economy has the average person struggling just to try to stay in their home, the very richest of the population strike for more. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Who do you think will ultimately pay for the raises that keep you in your multi-million dollar homes and behind the wheel of your escalade or mercedes? Not to mention the money wasted on the strike itself. We will. Remember us?? The fans that go see your movies and buy your dvd’s. We’ll pay more for what was once somewhat affordable entertainment. Do you not have the ability to see beyond your perfect little lives and realize how much trouble the rest of us are in? I can see this backfiring on you. When the prices go up, and people are forced to choose between mortgages and movies, you may wish you hadn’t gone this route.

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