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William Mapother on Now or Never for SAG

Posted on: December 30th, 2008 by wmapother 5 Comments

The Screen Actors Guild website has added several new video clips, including this 6-minute clip from William, from actors speaking out on the contract crisis currently facing members of the industry. William’s clip really lays out the reasons why Guild members need to fight for their rights now, why “temporarily” accepting the unacceptable is a path that cannot be reversed once taken, and what the short-and long-term implications will be if SAG members lose this battle.

The word “strike” is an alarming term and the reaction it brings is understandable, but it must be made clear that approving a strike authorization does NOT mean that a strike is inevitable. Guild members who lend their names to the Solidarity Campaign, and who vote “Yes” in support of a strike authorization, are merely arming the negotiating committee with the strength they need to have the talks continue.

Whether you are a SAG member or not, this is an issue that will touch us all in some way. Stay informed and aware by following developments on the official SAG website.

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5 Responses

  1. Dean says:

    Very well said. Too many people don’t have a clear understanding of the issues. Efforts like this do a lot to put things in perspective!

  2. Roberta says:

    I hope that everything will be solved in the best possible way for both parties … opportunity to wish everyone a Happy 2009 to the blog

  3. Anonymous says:

    No one can afford to go on strike right now, but if we don’t approve the strike authorization most of us won’t be able to afford to live as actors anymore. Voting ‘Yes’ and pushing for a fair contract is the only viable option.

  4. Dana Kaminski says:

    I would like to embed the video of William Mapother/ SAG into my blog at Hollywood Actor Prep
    I don’t remember how I got the earlier vids from sag on there…
    Whether or not I do get the video on my blog, I really want to say–THANKS to William Mapother, because I really do believe that actors deserve payment, period. I wish to commend him for speaking up, speaking out, and sticking up, for all actors.
    I think it is crazy –all that is going on. It is unjust.
    I hope that SAG is successful, and more than that, I hope that actors finally can somehow, someday, get the payment that is somewhat indicative of their true value. To society. In our culture.

    Dana Kaminski

  5. Anonymous says:

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