Saturday, June 28, 2008

Srs bzness

I hope for the sake of my friends that work within the entertainment industry that an actor's strike doesn't happen. Part of the reason I left LA was the damaging effect the Writer's strike had on my financial situation (among so many other reasons) but I have a lot of people I care about still living and working within that industry that will be affected by another strike.

SAG has a petition that you can sign if you're a member. Look at the list of people who already have.

Dear SAG members,

Support your negotiating team! We continue to bargain with the AMPTP daily. Our goal is to reach a fair contract for television programs and motion pictures and improve your wages and working conditions.

You can show your support by signing on to the solidarity statement below by emailing with your name and SAG membership number (NOT your social security number!).

Once we receive your email, we’ll add your name to the growing list of Screen Actor Guild members who have pledged to stand together in support of these critical negotiations.

Please visit for daily updates.


Screen Actors Guild continues to bargain for a fair contract. And we are not finished. We believe that there are issues that are at the heart of every actor’s career that remain unresolved by AFTRA.

• Significant increases: Minimums, schedule and money breaks, pension and health contributions, increases for background actors, stunt performers, mileage reimbursements and major role premiums.
• Residuals for all new media.
• NO non-union new media productions.
• Protections from Product Integration abuses.
• Reasonable Residual increase payments for DVDs.
• Preserve Force Majeure protections

We believe AFTRA should go back to the bargaining table, with SAG, and fight for a better contract.

Our Screen Actors Guild negotiating team is working 24/7 to get a fair contract for 120,000 SAG members.


Patricia Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Ed Asner
Scott Bakula
Anita Barone
Bonnie Bartlett
Justine Bateman
David Berman
Susan Blakely
Eric Bogosian
Joe Bologna
Tom Bower
Josh Brolin
Keith Carradine
Dixie Carter
Seymour Cassel
Dave Clennon
George Coe
Bill Daniels
Laura Dern
Michael Dorn
Anne Dudek
Frances Fisher
Joely Fisher
Kate Flannery
Jorja Fox
Willie Garson
Matthew Glave
Sharon Gless
Elliott Gould
Paul Guilfoyle
Louis Gossett Jr.
Ed Harris
Robert Hays
John Heard
Marg Helgenberger
David Huddleston
Holly Hunter
Anne Jeffrys
Anne-Marie Johnson
Lainie Kazan
Heather Paige Kent
Diane Ladd
Beth Littleford
Ron Livingston
Tony Lo Bianco
Kent McCord
Amy Madigan
David Marciano
Debi Mazar
Anne Meara
Viggo Mortensen
Matt Mulhern
Laraine Newman
Jack Nicholson
Nick Nolte
Edward James Olmos
Leland Orser
William Petersen
Emily Procter
Lily Rains
Anne Ramsay
Jeremy Ratchford
Adam Rodriguez
Alan Rosenberg
Alan Ruck
Rob Schneider
Martin Sheen
Nancy Sinatra
Brooke Smith
Harry Dean Stanton
Connie Stevens
Ben Stiller
George Takei
Regina Taylor
Renee Taylor
Lea Thompson
Mark Totty
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Lisa Ann Walter
Chandra Wilson
Rainn Wilson
Scott Wilson
Alicia Witt

To sign on, email with your name and SAG membership number (NOT your social security number!).


On a shallower note, I don't know if the entertainment industry on a whole could weather another strike so soon after the last one, and I'm sure episodic television couldn't. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE EVEN MORE TV TIME. I want my Fall TV!!


danielletbd said...

Isn't it a conflict of interest that Marg is on that list?

Jaime said...

I don't think so. She's a SAG actor, so she has the right to sign the contract. (Is her husband the head of SAG? Or the head of...something else?)