Would a SAG Strike be Over Pennies?
The Screen Actor Guild's talks with the AMPTP, who represents movie studios, failed Friday night, even with a Federal Mediator trying to help. That led them to seek a strike authorization vote. Entertainment attorney Jonathan Handel over at Huffington Posts finds the move incredulous: "Still, it's almost beyond belief that SAG might strike -- over issues that amount to mere pennies for the next several years at least -- and would do so in the middle of the worst economy since the invention of talking pictures, literally. Unfortunately, Hollywood's a place where dreams aren't the only thing that comes true; sometimes nightmares do as well. Here's hoping that there's still time for a sensible approach to prevail."