Funny Accounting, AMPTP Website Style

The AMPTP today tacked onto its website “What SAG Members Will Lose During a Strike”, claiming to calculate the amount of earnings lost during a range of strike scenarios from one day ($2.5 million) to a 100-day strike ($250 million). Who actually believes these figures? Especially in light of the fact there’s one calculator missing: “What WGA Members Are Losing Because Big Media Has Reneged On New Media Residuals”. That’s not factored into any of the AMPTP’s SAG strike scenarios.

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