Thursday, February 5, 2009

SAG Negotiations Update

Last week it was announced that the new SAG negotiating team would meet with the AMPTP this past Tuesday and Wednesday to try to hammer out a TV/Film contract. However, as some of you may know, some members of SAG (including the SAG president) filed a lawsuit saying that the recent 'takeover' was illegal. A court finally ruled today that it was not, in fact, illegal. So, those canceled negotiations should happen soon. Here is the judge's ruling and the response from the Interim head of the SAG negotiating team:

Los Angeles, (February 5, 2009) – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant today denied in full the request for a temporary restraining order seeking to invalidate the SAG national board majority’s written assent of January 26, 2009. The Judge denied the order on the grounds that the Plaintiffs had no probability of success on the merits of their claims.

“I’m pleased that we can put this matter behind us and dedicate our complete focus to the needs of Screen Actors Guild members. There’s a lot of work ahead of us.” said Screen Actors Guild Interim National Executive Director David White.

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