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Actors Strike

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. phrelin

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    From Variety:
    Of course the timing is perfect coming just as NBCU reports a 45% profit drop in the quarter. Makes the congloms seem like heroes for giving anything.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yep. The story is showing up in several places. However, there will be a contentious ratification vote that, because of the deep divisions in the SAG membership, will be painful to watch. But unless the contract proposal is a disaster, it will be approved IMHO.
     
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    It appears that we'll soon be able to close this thread. But Spring 2011 could be interesting. From The Hollywood Reporter:
     
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    And really shows how ill-advised it was for the union to refusal to agree to terms last year when things weren't so bad.
     
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    The entertainment industry has some difficult years ahead of it. The internet is radically altering all sorts of media businesses - just look at what's happened to the music industry and what's going on in with newspapers. Movies and TV are next on the list. I certainly don't envy anyone in the business right now.
     
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    From The Hollywood Reporter:
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    More details can be found in an article in TV Week and an earlier Variety article.
     
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    According to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily:
    And regarding the other side, from Variety:
    The sad part of this is that it's pretty unrealistic at this point not to wait until June 2011 when the new contracts end to start creating new ways to divide the pie as the media industry itself maneuvers to find audiences in thetotal structural reorganization that began in earnest in 2008.:nono2:
     
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    Yes, it's time to raise this thread up again, this time in the middle of Upfronts. From Variety:
    According to the article, 90% of primetime pilots have signed with AFTRA rather than SAG.
     
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    As balloting is in progress (ending June 9) "stars" are taking sides with the larger number of endorsements in the "yes" on the contract camp, according to Variety.
     
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    We can now retire this thread, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter:
     
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    It is my distinct pleasure to close this thread and thank phrelin for his tireless efforts on its behalf.
     
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