This story is probably in lots of places now, but here's Crain's NY Business:
“Talks have been scheduled between Local One and the League of American Theaters and Producers beginning this weekend, at an undisclosed place and time,” the two organizations wrote in a collective statement. Spokespeople for both sides declined further comment.Such cooperation doesn't quite square with earlier bravado like the statement Riedel quoted today, attributed to an anonymous producer:
"Right now, there's euphoria out there [i.e. on the picket lines].... They've defied us, and they're united with the musicians and the actors. But let's see how they feel when there's blood on the street."Actually the reference to the other unions is important, since, according to Riedel, Equity may not hold in as long if actors--especially younger, less established ones--get antsy about missing pay checks.
Still, blood in the streets?
Man the barricades!