Date: 7th September 2000

Sag Says It's Not Rushing To Strike

The Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday seemed to be attempting to calm industry anxiety that it is marching inexorably toward a strike against film and TV producers next summer. In an interview with CNN, SAG spokesman Greg Krizman said, "SAG and AFTRA haven't really even had committee meetings yet to determine what our proposals might be for the contract next year. So people, I think, are reading too much into what is happening here." Nevertheless, many top actors seemed to suggest that a strike is inevitable. Martin Sheen told the cable news service, "I think every studio is on notice of what is coming down." And actress Julianna Margulies remarked, "It will be devastating. It can't -- I can't imagine."

Source: Studio Briefing