Date: 19th September 2001
The new JAMES BOND film is set to be thrown into chaos if British actors go on strike. EQUITY, which represents 36,000 British actors, says it had told its members to refuse to work on any movie project after December (01).
This would mean the British film industry would effectively be brought to a stop, casting doubt over not only the PIERCE BROSNAN film, but also the production of a number of other high-profile movies. Television would be unaffected and the HARRY POTTER sequel, which is due to go into production later this year, would also go ahead after a deal was reached with producers WARNER BROTHERS, Equity says.
The move comes after a year of protracted negotiations between the union and film producers in a pay dispute. (RP/WNWCYA)