Joint talks between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) continue Sept. 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The talks continued while striking members of the actors' unions demonstrated outside the hotel at various times over the weekend. A noon call was issued for actors planning to man the strike action line at the Crowne Plaza on Sept. 22. That demonstration is expected to run until approximately 7 PM.
Tellingly, there were top names present on Sept. 22 when the talks were thought to have reached a critical juncture: Friday's talks began at 1:30 PM, and actor Richard Dreyfuss sat in on the discussions.
From Los Angeles, AFTRA spokesperson Pamm Fair told Playbill On-Line that there was no news on the talks as of 11 AM (ET) Sept. 25.
The SAG/AFTRA commercial strike is now it its 21st week. The only other entertainment union to have conducted a longer strike was the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The 1988 WGA strike lasted for 22 weeks. -- By Murdoch McBride