What would a SAG strike mean?

I have been conveniently avoiding discussing the possibility of another strike in the Entertainment world - this time by SAG (the Screen Actors Guild) against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers - because I simply don't want to believe that it can be true. Haven't we already experienced enough strike pain this year?

Sadly, SAG's current contract expires at the end of this month, and after a month of negotiations already, no agreement has been made.

What are the members of SAG demanding? According to Variety, chief demands include, "gains in middle-class actor compensation, pension and health contributions from employers, DVD residuals, protection from product integration abuse, preservation of force majeure protections, new-media clip consent and new-media jurisdiction and residuals."

If a SAG strike were to take place, check out TV Guide's summary of how this would affect the TV industry (it's like deja vu, no?):

Strike Watch: Would a SAG Stoppage Stall TV's Fall Season Plans?


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Jun 18, 2008 12:05PM EDT

why on earth have another strike it flammin ruined great shows and others got cancelled over it what is it about the states and strikes thesedayshopefully the strike wont happen

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