SAG vs. AMPTP: The Re-Renegotiating

lol-friendshipIt’s been a while since we checked in on the shenanigans betwixt the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), so let’s recap a bit, shall we?

On January 26, the SAG National Board of Directors cleaned house, tossing out Doug Allen as national executive director and replacing him during the interim with former general counsel David White, adding the services of John T. McGuire as the chief negotiator.

This caused president Alan Rosenberg to file an injunction against the written termination of Allen’s services, but it was thrown out by two California judges — probably in a bid to prevent the new SAG leadership from meeting with and negotiating some more with the AMPTP.

But of course, this isn’t stopping those two crazy kids and their forbidden love… of failed negotiations, for today, the AMPTP and SAG released a statement saying that they’re going to be meeting after the President’s Day national holiday.

This will mark the very first time that they’ve sat down at the negotiating table since last November, and considering that the U.S. economy has completely tanked since then and not even the new president knows when it’s going to recover, this is definitely not a time for either side to start posturing.

Oh, please… can we have some resolution?

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 22:49 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Nice Person
    on 2009-02-17 at 21:00
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    He who laughs last didn’t get it

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