SAG negotiators met with AMPTP reps today. According to a SAG press release, the Guild asked a series of questions about the producers’ proposed package. Over the next several days, SAG negotiators will reportedly review and analyze the offer and ” prepare a response to management’s proposal.”
No word yet, when these negotations will start up again.
Meanwhile, on SAG’s website today, a statement from actor Sean Penn backing SAG’s decision to campaign against AFTRA’s tentative contract with the AMPTP.
Penn, an AFTRA and SAG member, says he’s voting “No” on the AFTRA Primetime Exhibit A Contract. Penn claims the AFTRA deal “…falls short of fair compensation and protection for actors…”
For the Oscar-winning actor’s full statement click over to the SAG website http://www.sag.org/ and check out “A Message from Sean Penn.”
A number of high profile actors have been speaking out in support or in opposition to the AFTRA deal.
Next, Tuesday, July 8, AFTRA is scheduled to announce ballot results of the contract