Friday, March 30, 2012

A new era in the business of acting begins with a new, merged union ...

The news has just come in. An overwhelming number of the members of both SAG and AFTRA have voted "yes" on a union merger. Just announced, 86% of AFTRA members and 82% of SAG members have set a new path for a new business of acting, far surpassing the 60% threshold of "yes" votes needed for the merger to be approved.

Now, let's let the news settle in while we contemplate what this means for both union and non-union actors everywhere.

It's a good day in the business of acting ...


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tomorrow afternoon, it will truly be a "new" business of acting ...

The business of acting is about to change -- and tomorrow is the day.

Friday, 3/30/12, at 1:00PM, Pacific time, SAG & AFTRA will announce the results of the merger vote. It's history in the making. Watch it live.

Regardless of which way the vote goes, a "new" business of acting landscape is about to be born. Should the merger not pass, clearly this will not be the end of the proponents's campaign to have both unions join forces. Should the merger pass, I would expect that the opponents of the merger (whose attempts to get a court order to stop the vote count were denied in court earlier today), will not stop there.

Indeed, either way, it will be a new business. Let's hope that, either way, that the "new" business doesn't get in the way of simply doing business.

And the winner is ...

We soon shall see.