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07 March 2008 @ 01:00 am
[SAG Update!]  
This is the abstract post. The whole thing is here.

It's going to be a long, fun four months unless SAG gets their act together.


How will the current SAG fiasco affect House?

Right now, we’re in good shape. Fox ordered four episodes before the summer break. They are scheduled to air in late April and eary May. SAG’s contract with the AMPTP officially runs out on June 30. By the time SAG membership calls for a strike, Hugh Laurie and Robert Sean Leonard will be back in London and NYC, respectively.

If – and this is a big if -- SAG strikes, it will affect existing television shows if it drags in to Mid-August. Most shows begin shooting around then. So, as of right now, Season Five of House should start relevantly on schedule.

The WGA strike lasted three months, but I doubt a SAG strike would last that long. I suspect they will get what they want sooner. SAG is also the last contract negotiation. The WGA went first. They could not fold; if they did, the DGA and SAG would stand little chance against the AMPTP. SAG does not have that responsibility. They do have a responsibility to fight for the best deal of all, so that in three years it will become the model for the WGA and DGA re-re-negotiations. Whether they exercise that responsibility is another story.

As for the petition?

Anne Dudek, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Peter Jacobson, Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Kal Penn, Jesse Spencer, and Olivia Wilde – DID NOT SIGN.

I am incredibly proud to claim that House is one of the ONLY shows where the entire cast abstained. Moreover, Ron Livingston, who played Sebastian Charles in “TB or Not TB”, actually wrote a fantastic post against it.
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saviour ღ of ღ storybrooke: Late night ass kicking.aintshesweet_x on March 7th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
So, we shouldn't be flipping out about a possible SAG strike just yet?
pensavemoony on March 7th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I would approach it with wariness and apprehensive, but they still have months to sort out the issues. The 'tone' of the town isn't favorable for another strike. So, no. I wouldn't flip out *just* yet, but I would keep an eye on what's going on.