This morning I was reminded that Hollywood is the worst place to study economics and labor relations when I read the following about the current SAG/AFTRA/AMPTP negotiations (Variety, "SAG Nixes AMPTP's Final Offer"):
"Producers had pulled the plug on most film shooting by June 30 due to the uncertainty over a SAG strike. But more than a dozen TV series and pilots remained in production along with some of the 355 indie features that signed guild waivers -- and with SAG looking unlikely to strike, that activity may begin returning to normal levels sooner rather than later."Only in Hollywood could a contract offer be rejected and it's considered good news for both parties and the industry. Somewhere the organizers of the Rally at Haymarket Square are rolling in there graves.
You can't make this stuff up. Certainly in Hollywood where the best they can come up with is Meet Dave.