I just got back in my office to find this announcement. My sources say the tentative pact is merely a carbon copy of the AFTRA-AMPTP agreement with a few feature bones thrown in. Nothing that was unexpected. Nothing that was hard fought beyond the 2-year/3-year change-up. Because that’s what the SAG National Majority did in this negotiation: nothing. And that’s what SAG got as a result: nothing. And now the economy is picking up.

LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2008) – The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild today announced that the parties have reached tentative agreement on successor agreements to the Producer-Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement.

Details of the agreement covering television programs and motion pictures will not be disclosed prior to review by the SAG national board of directors this Sunday, April 19, at a previously scheduled board meeting via videoconference in Los Angeles and New York.

Screen Actors Guild will present the tentative agreement to the Screen Actors Guild board of directors for approval and referral to the membership for ratification.