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SAG Deadline Passes, But Where’s the Panic?

Despite the June 30 expiration of the Screen Actors Guild’s film and primetime TV contract, the biz is not gripped by the same level of angst experienced at the comparable moment during the Writers Guild of America’s negotiations with the majors, just prior to the Nov. 5 start of the scribes’ 100-day strike.

There’s a ubiquitous sense among studio and network execs, talent reps and multihyphenates that SAG does not have the bedrock of support among its members to call for a work stoppage.

“The sentiment is that people who are working don’t want to go out. If there hadn’t been a writers strike, there might be more support for (a SAG strike),” said a veteran talent rep who specializes in TV thesps. “Right now, there’s too many people who are just desperate to get something going.”


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