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.
MONDAY, DEC. 17
SAG will be staffing the following locations:
Warner Bros. Studios
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Meeting Place: Gate 2-3 on Olive
Parking Option: Street parking around studio
Staff Contact: Amy Lodin & Nancy Rinnearson
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
5555 Melrose Ave & 5300 Melrose Ave
Meeting Place: Windsor Gate
Parking Option: Streets south of Melrose
Staff Contact: David Metz.
See additional locations below.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
On Tuesday, December 18, the WGA will host its “Scene of the Crime" Rally. This is a special event for writers of cop/crime shows and their stars.
Scene of the Crime Rally at AMPTP
10 a.m.-Noon PST
15503 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA
Staff Contact: Todd Amorde
: Between Haskell Ave. and the 405, about 1/8 of a mile WEST of the 405, on the NORTH side of Ventura Blvd.
: Best street parking (free, 2-hour) is south of Ventura Blvd. on Firmament Ave. and its side streets. Plentiful paid parking at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, just east of the 405 on the north side of Ventura Blvd.
This is NOT a picket. Please do not bring or carry any picket signs. You may wear your SAG Shirts or dress to participate in the street theater.
OTHER WGA PICKET LOCATIONS FOR MONDAY, DEC. 18
(NOTE: THE ABOVE MENTIONED EVENT IS THE ONLY LOCATION FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 19)
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 in addition to the SAG-staffed locations mentioned above:
CBS RADFORD STUDIOS
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Meeting Point: In front of Main Gate on Radford Ave.
Parking Option: Street parking around site.
CBS TELEVISION CITY
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Meeting Point: Genesee Ave Gate
Parking Option: Streets North of Beverly Blvd or Grove Parking Structure
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521
Meeting Point: Meet west of the main gate on Alameda
Parking Option: Neighborhood streets east of Disney (Parkside Dr.)
FOX STUDIOS (Monday is “Directors on the Line” Day – Directors will be marching beginning at 11 a.m.)
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Meeting Point: Main Gate on Motor Ave. & Pico Blvd.
Parking Option: On Motor Ave near Cheviot Recreation Center or Century City Mall. Cheviot Hills Recreational Center Parking Lot, off Motor Ave (LA Parks and Rec) Walkable to Fox Lot.
3000 W Alameda Ave
Meeting Point: Under the Johnny Carson sign - in the park
Parking Option: Street parking on California
SONY PICTURES STUDIOS
10202 W. Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Meeting Point: Gate 5--Main Gate
Parking Option: Streets SW Corner of Studio (Culver & Overland). Culver City veterans park (across the Street From Sony Studios (Walking Distance) over 200 Parking spaces in Public Park Lot)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Meeting Point: Meet at the Metro stop on Lankershim & Campo de Cahuenga (NW corner)
- Please stay at station 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
- 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. 1-877-724-7875.