Following an unsuccessful two weeks of contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP), the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG) may ask its members to authorise a strike within days, according to Daily Variety. This would be the second strike to hit Hollywood since last November when the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike had devastating effects on production in Tinsel Town.
The current SAG contract expires on 30 June and those Hollywood projects in production are rushing to finish shooting before then.
Talks between the AMPTP and SAG, which were described as cordial at first, reportedly ended on a bad note with the former describing some of SAG’s demands as “unreasonable’, as the union is not prepared to agree on the same settlements with regard to new media residuals as the directors’, writers’ and producers’ have done in their contracts with the AMPTP.
SAG has some 120,000 members.