• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

SAG members demonstrate at Warner Bros.

March 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Screen Actors Guild members demonstrated outside the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank on Wednesday, urging union members to stand firm against a proposed contract by major Hollywood studios.Among those marching and carrying signs were Diane Ladd and Nancy Sinatra.

Last month SAG rejected what the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers called their "last, best and final offer," after they disagreed over the length of the proposed contract. The studios pushed for a three year deal while the guild wanted a two year contract.

SAG still has until April 20th to give a final response to the offer.

Among the major sticking points in the contract negotiations are residuals, and how actors will be compensated for internet programming and DVD sales.

SAG's Hollywood branch wants to put the latest offer by the studios to a union membership vote. The Hollywood board approved a resolution Monday urging the national board to hold a ratification vote. Insiders say it's a move designed to pave the way for a strike authorization. The union leadership has been reluctant to put the contract offer up for a vote since it opposes the offer.


MORE L.A. BREAKING NEWS, WEATHER, TRAFFIC, SPORTS

USEFUL LINKS:
SEND TIP || REPORT TYPO || TWEET @abc7 ||  WIDGET


Load Comments