Uh Oh

There was a story in the Stamford Advocate yesterday saying film production in Connecticut has come to a halt, thanks to a possible actor’s strike.

From the article (which will be online for about two weeks):

With a de facto film actors’ strike under way, film productions across the country have come to a halt, hurting Connecticut’s burgeoning film industry. So far this year, there has been a decrease in film shoots in Stamford and none in Norwalk, compared with more than 30 in the two cities last year.

While the Screen Actors Guild is in a standoff with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over its union contract, which expired last Monday, the entire film industry is waiting until Tuesday to see whether another union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, decides to ratify the producers’ new offer.

AFTRA’s decision likely will influence whether SAG continues to hold out, said George Norfleet, director of the film division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

“This summer, the industry as a whole is kind of in a holding pattern,” Norfleet said.

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