#1 Actors’ strike looms over Hollywood07-01-2008, 03:23 PM
Hollywood is preparing for another crippling strike after the largest actors’ union failed to agree on a new contract with the US entertainment industry’s key studios and networks .
The 120,000-member Screen Actors Guild has been locked in talks with the studios for several weeks, with both sides working towards a deadline of midnight on Monday night.
Hollywood studios, facing an expiring contract and what they declared to be a ``de facto strike’’ as film and television production slow, made a final offer to the guild and ended negotiations.
The proposal is worth $250 million to SAG members and is similar to agreements reached with directors, writers and a smaller actors union, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the studios’ negotiating agent, said on Monday. The union said it was`”reviewing the complex package and will prepare a response to management once that analysis is complete”.
So soon after the writers, people will be worn out with the effort of not caring about Hollywood.
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