Date: 22nd February 2001

SAG, Agents In Verbal War

A war of bombinating rhetoric is being waged between leaders of the Association of Talent Agents and the Screen Actors Guild. In a letter to SAG membership on Wednesday, guild President William Daniels charged that ATA's proposals run "counter to the California Labor Law. ... the truth is that this is simply out of our hands. We cannot address this matter until the ATA first deals with state law." On Feb. 8, the ATA charged that SAG's position represented a "misrepresentation" of state law and warned, "The SAG/agent relationship is in danger of being irreparably severed."

Source: Studio Briefing