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17 April 2009 8:43 AM, PDT | Digital Media Law | See recent Digital Media Law news »
The Screen Actors Guild stalemate grinds on. Variety says there are back-channel talks with studio heads, but it’s hard to know whether talks are actually in progress or, if any, how substantive they are. These rumors have persisted off and on for almost two months at least.
Causing the stalemate is the issue of contract expiration date rather than new media; there’s talk of a trade-off between this issue and the (unrelated) SAG demand for force majeure payments per the previous SAG agreement. Meanwhile, the passage of time itself threatens to generate new roadblocks.
The SAG Board is meeting this weekend, and Variety suggests a proposed TV/theatrical deal might be presented to the Board then. I’m skeptical, but you never know. The SAG story has had a surprise around every corner, although for the last year, stalemate has unfortunately been the one constant.
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The Los Angeles Local of AFTRA announced Thursday the complete list of candidates for its 2009 election of officers and board members, Los Angeles-based national board members and 198 delegates to the AFTRA national convention.
Ballots will be mailed May 8 with a voting deadline of June 3. All elected Los Angeles officers and board members will begin their terms July 1. National board members begin their four-year terms at the end of this summer's national convention, scheduled for Aug. 6-8 in Chicago.
Candidates will have the opportunity to address the membership at the annual "Meet the Candidates" forum the night of April 29 at the union's headquarters. Most of the acting candidates are dual cardholders in AFTRA and SAG.
All seven incumbent L.A. officers were named candidates for re-election by the AFTRA L.A. nominating committee. They will run unopposed for additional two-year terms. They are:
L.A. president Ron Morgan
First vp Susan Boyd Joyce »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
2 items from 2009
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