Dear Guild Member:
Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.
We encourage you, on your own time, to find a few hours to volunteer and walk at any picket line that has been set up by the WGA to show your solidarity. If you are not working (or are on break or lunch) and want to support the picket line, the WGA has various picket locations that you can choose to support.
Screen Actors Guild will be staffing the following WGA strike locations. When you arrive at the location, please look for the designated Screen Actors Guild staff member.
Special PWD Picket: Disabled Writers & Performers United
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
10202 W. Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 (MAP)
Meeting Point: Overland Gate
Parking Option: Streets SW Corner of Studio (Culver & Overland).
STAFF CONTACT: Rebecca Yee
PARAMOUNT STUDIOS/RALEIGH STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5555 Melrose Avenue & 5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Meeting Point: Windsor Gate
Parking Option: Streets south of Melrose
STAFF CONTACT: Danny Inukai
WARNER BROS. STUDIOS
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
Meeting Place: Gate 2-3 on Olive
Parking Option: Street parking around studio
STAFF CONTACT: Tyhese Sample
Please stay at studio locations, and do not join picketers at on-location sites. Screen Actors Guild is not condoning or participating in disruption and/or attempts to shut down location shoots.
It is critical that SAG picket signs not be displayed at any locations other than the appropriate sites at the studios and networks.
If you are contracted to work on a television series or motion picture that continues to produce while the WGA is on strike, you are obligated by your personal service agreement and the “No Strike” clause in our collective bargaining agreements to go to work. You can continue to audition for work and accept new work if you choose to do so.
Screen Actors Guild members should not perform the duties covered by WGA contracts. Simply stated, you should not write anything normally written by striking WGA writers.
Finally, and most importantly, we must support our fellow SAG members on every set even if they have to cross a picket line to get to work. They are simply following the advice of their union and honoring their contract. It is not reasonable to expect SAG cast members to risk the potentially enormous personal liability that may flow from refusing to work in the absence of a SAG strike. Please note, the WGA contract includes a similar “No Strike” clause and writers would be bound to the same rules as you are if another union were striking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have also set up a toll-free Screen Actors Guild WGA strike information hotline number for questions regarding work rules and picket line locations. Through this hotline number, you can get up-to-the-minute information on work rules, picket line locations and help with other questions.
Screen Actors Guild WGA Strike Information Hotline: 1-877-724-7875.
For information on previous communications regarding Screen Actors Guild members and the WGA strike or for a copy of the National Board resolution in support of WGA, go to www.sag.org.