Is the big SAG and AFTRA strike coming to an end? Possibly. Supporters from the actors’ unions, including some recognizable stars such as Richard Dreyfuss and Olympia Dukakis, said talks with the advertising industry reps are proceeding well and they are cautiously optimistic.
Commercial actors have been striking for five months. Negotiators for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists continue to meet today in New York, their fifth consecutive day of talks.
Things got a little heavy Monday, when supporters of the actors’ unions waged a silent protest, encircling the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Some faces in the crowd reportedly included Kevin Bacon, Alec and Billy Baldwin, and F. Murray Abraham.