I Put the Jinx On Again
It’s official. I am not saying anything else about the SAG talks until a deal is reached…
You’ll remember that I told you that reports had a deal being reached this week. Well apparently those reports were not true.
According to EW.com, yesterday, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced that it is breaking off talks with the Screen Actors Guild and instead is concentrating its effort on reaching a deal with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
SAG had issued a statement that said it was willing to negotiate around the clock, but the AMPTP said there were “significant differences” that prevented talks from continuing.
Experts believe that if the AMPTP reaches a deal with AFTRA, which represents actors for “Rules of Engagement,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “’Til Death” and other shows, it will put pressure on SAG to make a deal to avoid another strike, when TV shows have yet to recover from the last one.
I’m not sure I could recover either…