A strike by actors may be in the wings

By Gary Levin, USA TODAY

Here we go again. Still recovering from a three-month writers' strike that crippled the TV and movie business, Hollywood is bracing for the possibility of another walkout, this time by the Screen Actors Guild, as early as June 30.

Filmmakers already are in strike mode: Most projects due to start shooting in the spring were postponed unless they could be completed by month's end. Actors are sitting on the sidelines to await the outcome of negotiations.

"The studios are not greenlighting films right now. It's a bad situation," says Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), who finished his last project two months ago. "Hopefully, it will all work itself out. Nobody wants to be out of a job."
Oh, go ahead. It will be a happy day when we can dispense with actors altogether. I seriously doubt that a computer animation program will get blind drunk and lose its underpants between the limo door and the red carpet.

USA Today