SAG/AFTRA Seek City Limits On Use of City Property for Non-Union Shoots During Strike

News   SAG/AFTRA Seek City Limits On Use of City Property for Non-Union Shoots During Strike Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will go before the New York City Council on Friday afternoon, Oct. 13 to testify on the merits of a resolution that would limit the use of city property for non-union commercial shoots during the commercial strike.

Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will go before the New York City Council on Friday afternoon, Oct. 13 to testify on the merits of a resolution that would limit the use of city property for non-union commercial shoots during the commercial strike.

The resolution would bar the use of city property for non-union commercial production for the duration of the commercial strike by actors against advertising interests.

Bebe Neuwirth, Tony Roberts, Michelle Hurd and Dan Lauria are expected at 1 PM for the City Hall hearing.

While the city actively pursues film and television production work, the City Council and mayor are expected to come down in favor of the controversial resolution.

-- By Murdoch McBride