SAG talks with studios DOA


Contract talks between the Screen Actors Guild and the AMPTP, representing the major studios, broke down after the scheduled two-day meeting went into a hopeful third day. SAG hasn’t commented on the talks yet, but AMPTP says the studios made six new concessions in what is now being called "AMPTP’s last, best and final offer." The key concession dealt with modification of the union security clause for new media productions. The economic offer is the same as that made last June in the previous"final offer."

A major sticking point now is said to be AMPTP’s insistence on a three-year contract. That would prevent SAG from being able to threaten a joint strike with other Hollywood unions who signed three-year contracts with AMPTP in 2008.