Why These Could Be The Last SAG Awards – Deadline.com

Deadline Hollywood is not generally a reliable analyst of Hollywood labor issues. Its founder, Nikki Finke, is at best a naive and mindless supporter of whatever seems to her the “militant” labor view.

Nonetheless, the site is right to highlight the decline in SAG influence in the television world and the potential impact on the SAG brand of the serious merger discussions now underway between the two actor guilds. That does not justify the attempt by some to deny AFTRA actors a SAG award – which have as far as I know always been open to all performers – but the disappearance of the “SAG Awards” will be a sad day in the industry.

Why These Could Be The Last SAG Awards – Deadline.com.