Contract Talks 2001

  • A Tough Scene for Actors

    For Hollywood's middle class, between big stars and wannabes, life is one break away from fame and one cut scene away from shame.

  • Writers, Studios Were Ready to Make a Deal

    Pact: Turning point came when both sides signaled they had no issues deemed worthy of a strike.

  • Outlook for SAG Talks Optimistic

    Labor: Strike fears have eased, but actors will push to improve pay for middle-class performers.

  • Writers Close to Clinching New Contract

    Barring a last-minute glitch, Hollywood studios and writers are expected to sign off on a new three-year contract today that would head off a potentially disastrous strike, according to sources close to both parties. After more than 100 hours of bargaining over the last two weeks, the two sides...

  • Pact Expires; Studios, Writers Still Talking

    Hollywood: Progress is reported as negotiations continue past the 12:01 a.m. deadline. Deal would avert a costly strike in film and TV industry.

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