Another day, another denunciation. It's hard to know what the SAG
For its part, SAG’s also unlikely to strike, since a 75% affirmative vote is required for strike authorization. What's more, we're nowhere near a strike, since the balloting process would apparently take three weeks, and hasn't even been initiated. The guild’s own
Meanwhile, the guild’s negotiations with the studios drag on interminably, with little evident progress. The contract expires Monday night, but that doesn’t seem to have heightened the urgency particularly. It's hard to tell whether SAG even has a strategy, or is simply stuck in a morass of overpromised goals and anti-AFTRA animus, mixed in with valid points (force majeure, clip minimums, some aspects of product integration) that might be more achievable were there a greater sense of realism in the rhetoric and tactics.
As we undergo a second
Of course, when it comes to legal analysis, Karl is not the most authoritative Marx in a capitalist society. For that – and particularly in
If only there were. Rationality has been in short supply the last twelve months. The Writers Guild and the studios both seemed hell-bent on a strike, and outside voices did little to deter or shorten the experience. A federal mediator had no effect, and even the head of CAA was unable to broker a deal. Only a confluence of circumstances – including the impending destruction of the Oscars – was enough to end the stalemate. Nothing like a busted awards ceremony to get
Unfortunately, no obvious or immediate deadlines loom this time. Now, as then, some have called on the Governor to intervene, and his experience as both a Terminator and a kindergarten cop would make him well-suited to the task. But there’s little upside, and plenty of risk, to the governor in getting involved in a parochial