Major studio film shoots in Los Angeles grind almost to a halt – Los Angeles Times

If accurate this story documenting the restructuring of film production schedules suggests again how the AMPTP outsmarted the current SAG leadership in the run-up to the June 30 Guild contract expiration.  
It argues that the studios pushed schedules up so that they could last through the summer, at least, without worrying about lost production time due to a job action.  
As readers of this blog understand, the current leadership of SAG put all their eggs into one basket – kicking sister union AFTRA out of the bargaining room so that they could threaten, unequivocally, a strike.  
In turn, however, this allowed the employers – unlike in some industries that might be bound by strict seasonal schedules – to use their control of production to remove a major leverage point. 

Major studio film shoots in Los Angeles grind almost to a halt – Los Angeles Times